A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Information for parents about the benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide.

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A parent’s guide to apprenticeships factsheet

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This fact sheet gives parents and guardians:

  • an overview of apprenticeships
  • the benefits and progression opportunities available
  • information about why an apprenticeship is the right choice for their son or daughter
Published 6 June 2014
Last updated 25 May 2018 + show all updates
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