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Apprenticeships - advice for parents & carers

There are lots of different options open to your child when they leave school or college. Apprenticeships offer your child the opportunity to learn on-the-job, gain a qualification and get paid a salary.

We’ve created this handy guide for you to help you learn more about apprenticeships and support your child as they set off on the next stage of their journey.

Hyde apprenticeshipsWhat are the benefits of an apprenticeship for young people?

  • They will grow in confidence and develop transferable skills that will help them in their future career and get ready for the world of work
  • They will study towards a recognised qualification and earn a salary (no student debt)
  • Going straight into work, they will learn on-the-job and explore lots of different career paths – some they may never have thought of.

 Why Hyde?

  • Supporting your child from day one, we’ll provide them with paid training, open doors to a variety of careers and help them find the team that suits their skills and ambitions
  • Our wide range of apprenticeships offer excellent development opportunities from practical skills workshops, job swaps and job shadowing to a social media project and quarterly events with other Hyde trainees
  • Your child will develop the skills they need to enjoy an exciting career in housing as part of one of our teams in London and Kent
  • When their apprenticeship finishes, your child will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time job at Hyde
  • Every day your child will make a lasting difference to people’s lives, helping us to regenerate neighbourhoods, create new communities and provide quality services to residents in our 50,000 homes
  • One of the country’s largest and top performing housing associations, we’re building new homes and investing in the future to meet the housing crisis challenge in London and the South East of England
  • We’ll help your child get into employment after their apprenticeship with CV guidance, mock interviews and support from employment advisors.

What support will they enjoy?

  • 4 hours of paid study leave a week and 2 hours with a learning assessor each month
  • Monthly 1:1 meetings with their Manager and a Programme Manager
  • The support of a Learning Mentor and their Buddy, a current apprentice who will happily show them the ropes.

What will your child need?

  • At least 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at grades A*-C/Grade 4 and above or equivalent.

Ready to apply?

  • Applications for this year's apprenticeship scheme closed on Tuesday 4 September 2018.
  • Applications for the 2019 apprenticeship scheme will open in the summer months, check this page for exact dates and updates.

More information

Visit the national careers service website for advice on how to help your child think about a different career.Your child may also need your help writing a winning apprenticeship application. View GOV.UK's handy guide to help you. (PDF, 2.5MB)  


"The apprenticeship programme has given me a platform to succeed, and prove that with hard work and support, I can be successful."

Ashley Stewart - Special Projects Administrator, former Hyde apprentice