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WHAT IS AN
APPRENTICESHIP?

Why is an apprenticeship right for your child?

Apprenticeships are a great option for young people who want to get into the world of work. Unlike more conventional choices, like university, they will get skills, experience and qualifications on the job.

Apprenticeships can also offer the opportunity of a degree such as a BA or a BSc, and whatever the apprenticeship, they’ll be earning while they’re learning. So your child can start their career gaining the kind of skills and experience that employers are looking for.

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WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE INVOLVED?

There are a huge variety of apprenticeships available across England offered by leading businesses of all sizes, including Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce, BBC, IBM, Unilever and Airbus.

Below are just a few of the many companies that appreciate how beneficial apprentices are to their business.

Apprentices have added more value to our business than graduates.

- UKFast

Nancy joined as a level 3 IT apprentice and did so well that she was offered a place on the IT degree apprenticeship last year and now she spends one day a week at Manchester Metropolitan University.

- Lloyds Banking Group

The structured Apprenticeship programme provided by Greene King has helped Isabelle Pearson progress from part-time bar staff to managing her own pub in just three years, proving there is an exciting and rewarding career path in hospitality.

- Greene King

Apprentices can create a community of practice and we need more fresh insight from young people to question how we do things. We hire them because we know that they can help the company.

- Unilever UK Limited

Ryan started at Green Lighting doing a level 2 apprenticeship, he’s since gone on to do a level 3 and 4 and is now an Operations Manager within his own team.

- Green Lighting

WHAT SUPPORT
IS AVAILABLE FOR
YOUR CHILD?

If your child needs any assistance before or during their apprenticeship they can call the free phone helpline on 0800 0150 400 between 8am-10pm, Seven days a week. Parents and guardians may also contact the helpline on their behalf.

Alternatively, the National Careers Service website offers helpful tips for when they are making their apprenticeship applications. A webchat service is also available so questions can be answered straight away.

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EMPLOYERS

Employers can benefit from Apprenticeships as much as the young people doing them can.

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TEACHERS

Discover how an apprenticeship can kickstart your students' careers.

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PARENTS

An apprenticeship can kick start a career you and your child can be proud of.

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