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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 from further education to starting a job or combining the two.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow your child to earn whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing.

Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.

What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?

Earning a salary whilst gaining a qualification
Training in the skills employers want
Excellent progression opportunities whether your child is 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 your child with the support of a mentor
Paid holidays
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.

More detailed information is available in this apprenticeship guide from the Government: A parents guide to apprenticeships

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