For Parents

Does your child need help choosing a career?

Every parent or guardian wants their child to get the best start in their career.  There are many routes to take and in a constantly evolving jobs market, it can be difficult to know the right advice to give them. TNB Skills Training can help your child take the next step.

We know that as a parent or guardian you are striving to make sure your child is fulfilled. Some young people may have known their goals from a very young age but for others it can take some hands-on experience to get a real view for the path they would like to take.

Traditionally, apprenticeships involved learning a craft alongside a skilled practitioner, in construction, plumbing or carpentry.  Today apprenticeships cover 100s of industries, such as hair & beauty, digital marketing and fitness. They’re now a highly popular option for people to get a foothold in a new career.

Apprenticeships offer a genuine alternative to university, without the burden of debt; where your child can gain a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and training alongside a skilled worker.

If your child has shown interest in a particular industry or is even unsure of what a career might mean for them, an apprenticeship could really help.

Your questions answered

If your child is considering an apprenticeship, you will want to ensure that it is the right choice for them.

Yes, apprenticeships today are designed to work towards nationally recognised qualifications from GCSE up to Masters level.



 Equivalent educational level








 4 and 5

 Foundation degree


 6 and 7

 Bachelors and Masters degree

As a parent or guardian it won’t cost you anything.

87% of our apprentices have gone on to employment or further apprenticeship.

TNB skills training provide ongoing support throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, and are always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Apprentices visited by an assessor who reviews their progress at regular intervals.

Safeguarding is an extremely important part of our apprenticeships.  If your child experiences any problems at work, they can speak to TNB any time.

Yes, there is nothing stopping your child from going back into education after their apprenticeship.  In fact the qualification gained from completing the apprenticeship can make them more likely to be accepted onto courses, and higher education.

It combines gaining qualifications with real-life work experience that employers are looking for nowadays.

They can try an traineeship instead.  These are short work-experience programmes designed to give 16-24 year olds valuable work experience that increases their employability skills.

If you have any other questions that we haven’t answered below please get in touch.

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Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over (including those already in employment) who don’t have a degree-level qualification.

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