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Peace of mind for parents & carers
As a parent or carer, supporting and inspiring your child who might be considering an apprenticeship can be very valuable. We understand that it can be challenging to navigate this process and determine the best approach. At Worcestershire Apprenticeships we are here to support you with this. Our team is here to provide guidance, answer your questions and offer resources to ensure your child’s success in their apprenticeship journey. We want to help you to support your child’s aspirations and empower them to thrive in their chosen career path.
Guardians of the Apprentice
We have launched a new podcast series, "Guardians of the Apprentice" as a resource specifically for parents, guardians and carers of apprentices. The podcast aims to provide valuable information and insights to help parents navigate the world of apprenticeships. In each episode we will be speaking to current and previous guardians of apprentices who will be sharing their experiences with their children undertaking an apprenticeship.
You can watch the episodes released so far below:
Top Tips for supporting your child in exploring apprenticeships:
Be open to exploring a range of options with your child andtry to put aside any preconceptions that you might have
Getting yourself clued up on the career path your child is interested in can help them with exploring their next steps
Help them prepare:
Some ways to help your child prepare could be encouraging them to secure some work experience to boost their application, offering support with CV, cover letter writing or interview preparation for job applications
Ask for help:
Don’t hesitate to ask for support from your child’s school or college, other parents that have been through the same process or Worcestershire Apprenticeships to prepare them for their transition.
"My son started his apprenticeship last week and is really excited about it and motivated again. Even if he’d found it he would never have applied for it without your advice because he thought he was under qualified. We feel like his life is finally back on track after the significant damage covid did to his schooling and university aspirations, it’s such a relief for us both. As a mother I am so incredibly grateful to you for helping him the way you did."
"After my daughter decided that she wanted to complete an apprenticeship instead of A levels, we contacted Kerry, via email, to request some information. Kerry very kindly offered to meet us in person to discuss the apprenticeship process, local providers of apprenticeships and the qualification options on completion of an apprenticeship. Following this meeting, my daughter approached her manager who agreed to support her apprenticeship in hospitality in conjunction with HOW college. She is now enrolled at HOW and gaining valuable work experience in the hospitality industry. Throughout this process, Kerry has followed up my daughter’s progress, via email and telephone contact, and offered help and advice where needed. The post-high school world is daunting for parents and young adults, so it is very reassuring to know that people like Kerry are available to offer support and guidance when needed."
Parent of LJ who decided to leave sixth form at school during year 12 to pursue an apprenticeship instead. Jan-April 2023