PARENTS

As your son, daughter or any young person in your care starts looking towards their career options, there can be many different paths to take.


Apprenticeships can provide opportunities to gain valuable, practical experience in a real-life environment, while offering financial support that can help cover the cost of travel, living costs, clothing, equipment and other necessities.

They are also considered more affordable than other tuition fees, for example going to university, and can help a younger person more employable at the end of their apprenticeship than someone with more limited experience. 

 

WHAT APPRENTICESHIPS DO YOU SUPPORT?

The Worcestershire Construction Apprentice Academy (WCAA) supports apprenticeships in trowel, wood and painting and decorating occupations, however this may expand in the future.


Please see our Apprentices page for more information.

WHAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS THERE?

An apprentice can expect at least a minimum wage salary, which in the UK is:

Under 19

£3.30

Over 19 but in first year of training

£3.30

19-20

£5.30

21+

£6.70

The WCAA will help employers to support apprentices with financial assistance, encouraging them to offer places for at least the minimum term of an apprenticeship.

HOW LONG DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP TAKE?

An apprenticeship can take between 1-4 years, depending on the level of qualification received which ranges from intermediate to advanced and higher (degree level). The WCAA will initially be offering an intermediate level qualification.

ARE YOU WORKING WITH A LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER?

The WCAA works in conjunction with the Heart of Worcestershire College to support our apprentices and provide a guided service through an established, independent training college with strong experience in apprenticeship qualifications.

WHEN DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP START?

An apprenticeship can start at any time of year, but will depend on the availability of local employment opportunities

 

Find out more about the different types of apprenticeships we are supporting through the Worcestershire Construction Apprentice Academy.