We understand that as a parent you have many questions about your child’s future and what is the right option for them, so below you can find answers to many of the questions that we're asked most often about our apprenticeship service and process.
If you have any further question or if you would like to have a chat about Apprenticeships, you can find your local Academy HERE or contact our head office on 0844 504 3174.
Essentially, an Apprenticeship is a full time job, with added training and assessment. This means that your child would be gaining on the job experience, while earning a wage, and gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain practical experience, skills and knowledge which can be implemented straight into the workplace. Over the years, the desire for university graduates has dwindled, with employers preferring those who have experience in an office/vocational environment and knowledge of the industry they are working in. An Apprenticeship both teaches you the theoretical aspect of the industry you’re working in (the academic side) as well as the practical experience you can only gain from actually working within that industry (the on the job learning). Being equipped with both skill sets means an Apprentice will be more of an expert in that particular field than any university graduate could be.
This railcard can save you up to a 1/3 off all rail fares, which means big savings when it comes to an Apprentices commute!For Apprentices living in London, if you are aged 18 or over, live in a London borough and are enrolled on a 3aaa Apprenticeship you are entitled to an Apprentice Oyster card, which can save you 30% off tube fares.
The NUS extra card offers discounts in dozens of shops, restaurants and entertainment locations (Thorpe Park, Cinemas, etc.) and so it is well worth the £11 price tag!