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The parents voice

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start to their career. There are many options available to young people as they start leave school.

Not all young people want to go to college or university, as this might not be the right choice or route for them.
Apprenticeships have evolved over time and provide great career pathways. Here are a few reasons why.

  • Apprenticeships are written by employers and develop the skills they need

  • There are over 690 different apprenticeships providing a wide range of option for your young person to choose a career they want

  • Apprenticeships range from entry level to degree level

  • They provide the opportunity for young people to earn while they learn

  • 9 out of 10 apprentices remain in employment on completion of their apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeships enable progression from one level to the next building higher level skills as people develop their careers

An Employers view of Apprenticeships

Most employers now utilise apprenticeships as part of their workforce development plans. Why? Simply because they work for them and their employees.

Many employers recognise apprentices bring fresh, innovative and creative ideas into a business helping the prepare for the future. Others suggest apprentices improve retention, creating a loyal workforce who are invested in their organisation.

Apprenticeships work.
Here are the stats to prove it:


of employers recommend employing an apprentice


of employers think apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce


of employers report a high proportion of apprentices going on to management positions within the company


said that those apprentices their organisation had taken on in the last five years had performed better than those who came in with a university degree.