Information for Parents
When your son or daughter has to make the next step in their education, we understand that you want to make sure it is the best decision for them.
Since 2016 young people aged 16 and 17 must, by law, stay in education. Their choices are between: an Apprenticeship, College or Sixth form.
We have put together a some answers that our Recruitment Team have answered in the past, if you can’t see the answer you require, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
- Will my child be paid?
The National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage is £3.50 per hour.
- How many hours should my child work?
If your child is aged between 16 or 17, the maximum weekly hours they can work is 40 hours. They must only work 5 days a week and receive two consecutive days off.
For young people aged over 18 years old, the maximum hours they can work is 40 hours. They do not need to have two consecutive days off.
This is in line with the Working Time Directive.
- Can they apply while still in school?
Yes, but make sure you get in touch with us a month before you finish school. We cannot guarantee that the vacancies we have live on our system will still be available when you have finished school.
- Will there be a contract of employment?
Yes. It is up to your employer to make sure there is a signed contract between themselves and the Apprentice.
- Can money be deducted from their wages for Apprenticeship training?
- Can my child be self employed?
No. The apprentice must be a full time employee with a written contract of employment.