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Parents & Advisors

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships allow young people to gain on the job experience while gaining a qualification in job roles that they are passionate about and want to develop a career in. Becoming an apprentice means that they can earn while they learn by receiving a regular wage while still benefiting from education. Training usually takes place one day per week with one of our assessors or trainers where they will receive tuition and support and be set coursework to carry out towards their qualification. Where the apprentice didn't obtain a Grade C or 4 (in the new system) in their GCSE's they will be able to receive additional tuition in Maths, English and ICT. Click on our Vacancies or go to the Find an Apprenticeship website for more opportunities. 

How will an apprenticeship benefit my child?

  • Apprenticeships provide a structured learning plan 

  • Apprenticeships give young people the experience in the working environment

  • The apprentice will earn an income

  • There is a wide range of choice 

  • 80% of time working and 20% learning 

  • Apprenticeships open up more opportunities to either employment or higher education. 

​Apprenticeship Facts

Over 2 million starting in England since 2010

90% stay in employment after completing

71% stay with the same employer

19% progress to Higher Education

82% said it improved their ability to do the job 

79% said their career prospects had improved


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