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Information for parents and guardians 

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 apprenticeships are one of the options.

University study may be widely promoted in schools but for some this is not always the best path. If your son or daughter is more practically minded or keen to get out into the world and start earning a wage, an apprenticeship can offer a fantastic route into a successful and rewarding career. 

What’s an apprenticeship? 
It’s a genuine job, with training, meaning your son or daughter can earn while they learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

What are the long-term career prospects?
An apprenticeship in the building services engineering sector can offer excellent career prospects and earnings potential and is a viable alternative to university study.

Young people who have completed apprenticeships can often get ahead of university graduates because they have gained vital on-the-job experience at the same time as training. Once your son or daughter has completed their apprenticeship they can still undertake further study at college or university, if they wish to.

What are the benefits?

Your son or daughter will: 

  • Build knowledge and skills on and off the job
  • Gain an industry recognised qualification
  • Become a qualified engineer
  • Earn while they learn
  • Receive training and support