Do you have a son or daughter aged 16-19?
Are they interested in a career in teaching or do they have a passion for technology?
Maybe they have both?
If so, why not consider a career with Primary Goal where they can gain real life PAID work experience in a school whilst working towards a recognised Microsoft Apprenticeship Framework.
There is an opportunity to achieve a Level 3 and Level 4 in IT and gain UCAS points towards a Teaching Degree in the future.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow your daughter or son to earn while they learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide ranges of industries, from Engineering to Accountancy, Marketing to Dental Nursing. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level in some industries.
Benefits of doing an Apprenticeship
• Earn a salary;
• Train in the skills employers want;
• Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace;
• Increased future earning potential;
• Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor;
• Paid holiday.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and the job.
There are various levels of apprenticeship your son and daughter can apply for depending on their current skills and qualifications. Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:
Equivalent Educational Level
5 GCSE Passes at grades A*-C
2 A Level passes
Foundation degree and above
6 and 7
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
All apprenticeships will include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships will require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice’s ability and competence in their job role.
The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.30 per hour, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level e.g. some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £300 – £500 per week.
More details on salaries and entry criteria in specific apprenticeship occupations can be accessed by looking at apprenticeship vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service website.
Applying for an Apprenticeship
There are a number of ways in which you can apply for an apprenticeship. You can view the Primary Goal vacancies via our website & Twitter feed and our vacancies are also available on the NAS website.
Alternatively, visit gov.uk and search ‘find an apprenticeship’. You can search by keywords (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and by location. Applications are made by creating an account and submitting your details in their vacancy application form.
At Primary Goal we pride ourselves on providing all of our apprentices with the best support possible. We work closely with a number of industry leading suppliers including the IT Tablet Academy & the Microsoft Academy, to ensure that each apprentice has a high level of training and excellent support whilst on placement.
If you have any questions get in touch via our online enquiry form or tweet us @primarygoalltd
If you would like to speak to an Adviser call 02476 791116, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request a meeting to discuss the options available for your son or daughter, free of charge.
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 this guide outlines information and benefits about Apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.