Apprenticeship Advice for Parents

GB Training has grown from the core family values it was originally built on. Our values stem out to all our apprentices, and we ensure their futures are nurtured and developed through the solid foundations we can provide.

Apprenticeship Advice for Parents

GB Training has grown from the core family values it was originally built on. Our values stem out to all our apprentices, and we ensure their futures are nurtured and developed through the solid foundations we can provide.

A PARENTS GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS

As a parent you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, this guide will outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career. If your child benefits from learning in a practical environment, then an Apprenticeship is ideal.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is full time employment with training which would allow your child to earn while they learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships take between 12-15 months to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.

Benefits of doing an Apprenticeship

  • Earning a salary
  • Training in the skills employer’s want
  • Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace
  • Increased future earning potential
  • Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training, and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime
  • Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor
  • Paid holiday

Salaries

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.40 per hour, however most employers like to pay more than the minimum, dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level.

e.g. some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £300 – £500 per week.

Will they get a job at the end?

Gaining relevant skills, experience, qualifications and business etiquette in an industry setting is a great way to impress future employers. While there is no complete guarantee of a job after an apprenticeship, the figures are extremely encouraging.

90% of apprentices stay in employment, while 71% remain employed full time with the same company they completed their apprenticeship with.

Those who start on level 2 programmes often progress onto level 3 higher and level 4 advanced apprenticeships. Your son or daughter could start on the apprenticeship route as a school leaver, and learn to be a highly qualified and experienced professional within a few years.

Entry requirements

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job. Apprentices need to be committed, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable, with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

Applying for an apprenticeship

At GB Training, we deliver an exceptional service in all sectors we specialise in, which includes.

  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Team Leading & Management
  • Health & Social Care
  • ICT

You can be certain that whatever you choose you are in good hands! Applying for an apprenticeship is easy. 

Get in touch with our friendly team today and we can help you along the way.

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