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Clear and relevant information and guidance for parents and carers

What are the Parent and Carer roadshows?

  • A regional Govt initiative to inform and advise parents and carers about apprenticeships and technical education

  • Key information so you can support your young people to make informed decisions

  • A panel of experts, real life experiences

  • Free roadshow events in your locality

  • Employer and apprentice voices, impartial information

  • Running in February and March 2023- book a space now, don't miss out!

  • Bath College – Monday 6th February

  • Backwell School – Tuesday 7th February

  • The Priory Learning Trust – Wednesday 8th February 

  • SGS College, Filton – Thursday 9th February ❗ SOLD OUT 

  • City of Bristol College's South Bristol Skills Academy - Thursday 23rd February ❗ SOLD OUT 

  • Online event for foster carers - Wednesday 1st March

  • Writhlington School - Monday 6th March

  • Womble Bond Dickinson, Bristol - Thursday 9th March

In uncertain and changing times making education pathway decisions with a hope for the ultimate prize, a sustainable well-trained career, can be tricky and a little stressful. 

The UK is facing labour shortages, high numbers of vacancies, low numbers of job seekers and this may not be changing dramatically, any time soon. Opportunity could lie in the workplace. Combining work and education together could be the best of both worlds for some young people. But finding clear and impartial advice can be complex. If you book on to a roadshow session, you can be fully informed and help to support with advice and guidance.

Find out more about:

  • Different levels and how apprentices can progress

  • Where and when to look for them, how to explore options 

  • How employers design them, the vast range and the number of vacancies

  • The range of wages and the high value of training delivered at no cost to the student

  • How successful apprentices have secured an apprenticeship offer

  • How the training/education element might work and how they are quality controlled by Ofsted

  • How by choosing an apprenticeship, it doesn’t have to set your career path for good, they could be the best way to explore career paths and gain the real skills employers seek, work ready skills, gained through learning by doing

  • How students can apply for as many as they would like, alongside college options or University choices and make their own minds up on the best offer, which suits their needs.

  • How some students complete an apprenticeship then start University later on, more focused (and with some savings)

Funded by the West of England Combined Authority and the Careers and enterprise company, this impartial service is delivered to you by the Western Training Provider Network, the largest network of Apprenticeship and T level providers (colleges and Uni’s included) in the West of England.

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