As a parent/guardian we appreciate you want your son/daughter to have the best possible start to their career and working life. Let us tell you more about apprenticeships and how they can have just that.
Apprenticeships offer a work based route into a chosen career, resulting in a nationally recognised qualification. Many young people would like the opportunity to earn whilst they learn, but to also develop their knowledge and skills to a high level. Apprenticeships have evolved over the years and now there is the opportunity to complete up to and including degree level through an apprenticeship, making apprenticeships a more academic, flexible and dynamic choice.
Apprenticeships are an alternative to university for those who wish to go straight into a work based role.
Apprenticeships are often fully or part funded, making this a more cost effective way to learn.
Employers within Busy Bees and beyond value apprenticeships and see the value of work based learning alongside off the job training. Apprenticeships are often seen as the gold standard for work based learning.
There are many more benefits of your child doing an apprenticeship, here are some;
To meet the varying needs of students there are varying levels of apprenticeships available. The most suitable level should be determined to ensure this is an achievable goal for your child and they can see the next levels which they have the option to work towards on completion.
If your child is not yet ready to start an apprenticeship they may embark on a Traineeship, which will help them develop work ready skills over a shorter period of time than an apprenticeship and will give them some basic knowledge and practical skills in the chosen sector.
As well as the sector based qualification an apprenticeship incorporates other elements to ensure your child has work ready knowledge, understanding and practical skills and abilities. These are;
Some apprenticeships also include other sector specific aspects as featured in our Apprenticeship Brochure