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BESA Academy can provide you with the information you need, to enable you to help your child make the right decision about an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a real job with training, enabling your child to earn whilst they learn. They will gain qualifications, which are recognised worldwide as well as a vast range of job-specific skills.
As an apprentice they will:
Work alongside experienced staff
Gain skills specific to their job
Earn a wage and receive holiday pay
Study towards a qualification either at college or a training centre for at least one day a week
We have over 25 years' experience
We cover the UK
We have extensive knowledge of industry standards and qualifications and will advise them on apprenticeship vacancies and career pathways
We will provide them with a SKILLcard and complete the application form on their behalf
An apprenticeship will not cost anything for you or your child. The government provides funding for apprenticeships, which we arrange on behalf of the employer. They will be paid at least the Government’s minimum apprentice wage rate (currently £4.30 per hour) but their employer may pay them a higher rate.
Yes absolutely, as university or college is not for everyone. As an apprenticeship is funded by the government, there are no hefty tuition fees, unlike if they went to university. Your child will earn as they learn, undertaking recognised industry qualifications and gaining valuable experience and skills at the same time. An apprenticeship enhances their future career prospects and can often put them ahead of university graduates because they’ve gained vital experience at the same time as training. Once they have completed their apprenticeship, they may even go onto further study.
Building services engineering apprenticeships offer excellent career opportunities once they are qualified. They may go on to work on big construction projects like Heathrow or HS2; they might be based on site or move into an office-based or management role. They may also decide to teach, work abroad or even run their own company.
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