As a parent you want
your child to get the best possible
start in their career.
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 and an apprenticeship is an excellent stepping stone to fulfilling and successful career.
Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond, enabling a young person to be just as qualified as their peers who attended university, but with the added benefits of earning a salary along the way, no tuition fees or debts, and gaining the vital work experience that potential employers want to see.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16 living in England.
There are different entry requirements depending on the sector, job and level of apprenticeship.
The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.40** per hour, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level e.g. some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £300 – £500 per week.
*University education – Is this the best route into employment?
AAT and CEBR Feb 2013
**subject to change
School Leaving Age
The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training. If your child was born on or after 1 September 1997 they must stay in some form of education or training until at least their 18th birthday. This does not necessarily mean staying in school; it could be through:
– Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider.
– Full-time work or volunteeringcombined with part-time education or training.
– An apprenticeship or traineeship.