Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships

Posted: Wednesday, 9 September 2020 @ 14:05

An apprenticeship can boost a young person's career, allowing them to develop important workplace skills as they transition into the world of work, whilst offering great financial benefits.

Parents want their children to get the best possible start in their career and for a long time, A-Levels and university were considered the only option - however, each year more young people are turning to Apprenticeships to kick start their career.  

Apprenticeship Standards are industry recognised programmes, designed by employers to develop the skills they're looking for. They open up a world of opportunities for young people. Apprenticeships are jobs that have a huge training element to them meaning young people can earn while they learn : Gaining an Apprenticeship standard, whilst earning a wage. 

Apprenticeships programmes are for those aged 16+, ranging from Level 2 to Level 5. Training takes place at work to allow integrated learning; giving Apprentices the knowledge, skills and behaviour they need to succeed.

As a parent, guardian or carer, you'll play a key role in guiding them as they take their next step. From proof reading their CV, to help preparing them for their interview that helps them secure the job - supporting your child throughout their journey is vital.

Download our Parent's Guide to Apprenticeships to find out more.