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Parent and Teacher Zone

We're glad you've landed on our site and are as interested in your child or students futures as we are.

Parent and Teacher Zone

We're glad you've landed on our site and are as interested in your child or students futures as we are.

We’ve created this zone to provide useful information whether you're a parent, carer, teacher or careers advisor to help demystify some of the misconceptions behind apprenticeship programmes.

At RWE, we undestand your role is important in helping people to make the right choices about their future. We want to make sure that we are supporting you to feel informed and confident in providing career support and guidance, so that ultimately you can help make the best decisions for them.

Although university may seem like an obvious choice, an apprenticeship can offer just as many opportunities. Do you see you’re your students/child sitting in a lecture and continuing in academia to learn theory? Or would they prefer a practical education, where they can directly gain work experience in the commercial or technical field?

So, where do you start?

What are the choices for my child/student at 16 or 18?

There are so many choices, including:

At 16...

  • Continuing with full time education at school or college in the form of A Levels or Vocational Qualifications

  • The new ‘T Level’, which is a two year Level 3 qualification equivalent to 3 x A Levels

At 16 or 18...

  • An Apprenticeship or traineeship

  • Part time education or training

Gaining more qualifications after 16 or 18 is a sensible idea, as it usually means more job choices and improved employability. If your child has a particular career in mind, then an apprenticeship could be worth considering. Apprenticeships give fantastic experience of the working world. An opportunity to:

  • Gain real practical work experience and an insight into an industry

  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications and improve your skills

  • Get paid to learn, you finish without debt

  • Benefit from ongoing support systems and learning aids

If your child has already secured an offer of employment or an apprenticeship on their expected or predicted results, it’s also a good idea to confirm this place with the employer once they have received their results. Whether or not your child gets the grades needed, it’s always important to keep the potential employer fully informed of developments.

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Michelle, apprentice industrial clerk at RWE
Michelle, apprentice industrial clerk at RWE

"During my time at school, various companies presented themselves to me in class with their training opportunities. This gave me a personal overview of the different areas and professions and made it easier for me to decide against studying and for the right apprenticeship and employer."

Michelle, apprentice industrial clerk

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Apprenticeships at RWE

As an apprentice at RWE, your working life is much more than ‘earn whilst you learn’!

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Any questions left?

Kate Poade
Kate Poade

Kate is your contact for our apprenticeship in IT offered at our office in Swindon. You’ve checked the information provided and there are still open questions left?

She will be happy to answer them via email or phone +44 (0)7795 932505.

Danielle Roe, Resourcing Specialist Europe
Danielle Roe, Resourcing Specialist Europe

If you feel that you have further questions regarding the Onshore technician Apprenticeship, please contact our RWE Renewables Recruitment Specialist:

Danielle Roe

Your contact for offshore apprenticeships at RWE in the UK
Your contact for offshore apprenticeships at RWE in the UK

If you feel that you have further questions regarding the Offshore technician Apprenticeship, please contact either of the below RWE Renewables Recruitment Specialists:

Marie Bennell & Lisa Phillips