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For Students, Parents and Job Seekers

Catherine Dawson

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Apprenticeships is a complete guide containing frequently asked questions from students, parents and job-seekers. It's packed with quotations, case studies, useful advice, practical checklists, self-assessment questionnaires and also includes a list of useful websites and organisations.

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About the book

As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path?

Apprenticeships uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process.

For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, Apprenticeships will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Knowing about apprenticeships;
    • Chapter - 01: The development of apprenticeships;
    • Chapter - 02: The different levels of apprenticeship;
    • Chapter - 03: How apprenticeships work;
  • Section - TWO: Information for students and adult learners;
    • Chapter - 04: Is an apprenticeship right for you?;
    • Chapter - 05: Assessing the alternatives;
    • Chapter - 06: Choosing the right apprenticeship scheme;
    • Chapter - 07: Applying for an apprenticeship;
    • Chapter - 08: Working as an apprentice;
    • Chapter - 09: Progressing on from an apprenticeship;
  • Section - THREE: Information for parents;
    • Chapter - 10: Is an apprenticeship right for your children?;
    • Chapter - 11: Helping with decision making;
    • Chapter - 12: Supporting your children as apprentices;
  • Section - FOUR: Information for jobseekers and career changers;
    • Chapter - 13: Is an apprenticeship the right route?;
    • Chapter - 14: Knowing about the alternatives;
    • Chapter - 15: Finding an apprenticeship programme;
    • Chapter - 16: Undertaking an apprenticeship

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749463335
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2012
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 248 pages

About the Author

Catherine Dawson has worked in the education sector for twenty-five years, as a researcher, tutor and trainer. An accomplished author, she has written many successful books including Learn While You Earn and The Essential Guide to Paying for University (published by Kogan Page). You can visit her website: www.cedawson.co.uk

Catherine Dawson