The school’s careers leader is Richard Salter firstname.lastname@example.org
The school’s careers advisor is Beth Day email@example.com
We may both be contacted about any aspect of the schools careers programme either via email or on 01455 552710
The careers programme is reviewed at least twice a year using the COMPASS+ – the tool provided by the Careers and Enterprise Company – to benchmark, manage, track and report schools’ careers programmes.
If you wish to become involved in any aspect of the programme or wish to know more about any planned event on the programme please either contact the named person on the plan or complete the contact form on ‘getting involved’.
The information published on the website is reviewed at the end of each academic year and updated at the start of the next.
Finding an Apprenticeship
All information is sourced from https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/about-apprenticeships
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?
All apprenticeships help forge a long term career path and the possibility for higher earnings. Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship – for example, some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.
Many employers choose to pay substantially more than the apprenticeship minimum wage, which is £3.50 per hour for those aged 16 to 18 (rising to £3.70 per hour from April 2018). The same applies if you’re 19 and over and in the first year of your apprenticeship – after that you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage
Remember, if you complete a higher or degree apprenticeship, you’ll have no university debts: you’ll have been earning for the length of your apprenticeship with no tuition fees.
WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP AND WHERE CAN IT TAKE YOU?
An apprenticeship gives you hands-on experience, a salary and the opportunity to train while you work. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.
An apprenticeship is a real job. It’s a way to:
– earn a wage and learn at the same time, with at least 20% of your time set aside for learning – normally at a college, university or other training provider.
– gain official certification of your skills, equivalent to a qualification ranging from level 2 (GCSE equivalent) up to degree level.
– start a long-term career path with the possibility of higher earnings.
By successfully completing your apprenticeship, you’ll have gained the confidence and skills needed to progress in your chosen career. Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and organisations, from local businesses to large national brands.
WHO ARE APPRENTICESHIPS FOR?
Many apprentices are school leavers and young people, but there is no upper age limit. If you’re over 16, living in England and not in full time education then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you.
Apprenticeships are available across a huge range of industries, whether it’s law, engineering, nursing or design. The levels of apprenticeship on offer range from level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) right up to higher and degree apprenticeships – there’s bound to be one that’s right for you.
Lutterworth High School offers a range of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) so that our students make realistic and well-informed choices and decisions about their futures.
The current law on school leaving age means that you must do one of the following until you are 18:
– stay in full-time education, for example at a college
– start an apprenticeship or traineeship
– spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training
More detail can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school
Links to schools and colleges offering post-16 provision
If you wish to contact us about any aspect of our careers provision whether you are a parent, student or institution and are looking to find out who to speak to in school or a business offering to support any aspect of our careers programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org