The National Apprenticeship Service found that 87% of parents give careers advice to their children, however up to 90% of those parents do not feel well-informed enough in the first place to offer this advice (source – rate my apprenticeship).
Common apprenticeship myths: (source – total jobs)
1 – Apprenticeships are for people who do not perform well academically – apprenticeships are simply a different route and help gain valuable work experience and skills whilst learning.
2 – Apprenticeships are only accessible in a manual industry – apprenticeships are available in over 170 industries spanning over 1500 occupations including law.
3 – Apprenticeships are just for school leavers – however there is no upper age limit for apprentices and anybody over 16 and not in full time education can apply for an apprenticeship.
4 – A good qualification cannot be obtained from an apprenticeship – however there are higher and degree apprenticeships, the highest being a level 7 which is equivalent to a master’s degree.