Parents Apprenticeship Advice
Your children have to make some big decisions and they need your help. It’s vital that you understand all of the school leaver options out there, from all levels of apprenticeships, to school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees, and routes like university and further education college. Fortunately, you’re in the right place.
Here we’ve included advice and information on apprenticeships – who offers them, what levels they’re available at, how much apprentices are paid – as well as traineeships: school leaver work programmes that help young people prepare for an apprenticeship or work.
You’ll also find information on sponsored degrees – school leaver schemes that focus on the fact that recruits will get a degree as part of the programme. As well as studying at university, students are often regarded as permanent employees of the company and receive a salary. We also help you understand school leaver programmes, and the various options available if your child decides to stay in school after GCSEs – choosing A-levels and breaking down what the International Baccalaureate (IB) is.
We’ve also included advice about gap years – how your child can make them worthwhile career-wise, the costs involved, staying safe – and for those interested in pursuing the university route, guidance on student loans, university Clearing and UCAS applications.