The Parent Perspective

Amazing Apprenticeships & Not Going To Uni

This is The Parent Perspective, a podcast hosted by BBC presenter Rachel Burden, and created to help parents and carers support their children in making more informed career decisions with greater confidence, knowledge and understanding. In each episode we will share your experiences of navigating career conversations with your children and provide insights into how the world of work is changing from trusted experts, organisations and employers already working with young people today. It’s time for your perspective to count! read less
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Episodes

The Engineer: how an apprenticeship can kick start your engineering career
Oct 31 2023
The Engineer: how an apprenticeship can kick start your engineering career
In the final episode of this series we’re talking about the green agenda and how apprenticeships - particularly in the trade and engineering sectors - can help us hit our targets and live a little more sustainably.Rachel Burden is joined by Santina Bunting who, at the age of just 18 is already well into her degree apprenticeship with civil engineering firm ARUP, has been shortlisted for the multicultural apprenticeship awards and won an Institute of Civil Engineering quest scholarship award. Santina tells Rachel why an engineering apprenticeship was the right route for her as well as why she feels she can be a role model for other young women looking to break into the trades sector.The Parent Perspective, hosted by BBC presenter Rachel Burden, was created to help parents and carers support their children in making more informed career decisions with greater confidence, knowledge and understanding.In each episode we will share your experiences of navigating career conversations with your children and provide insights into how the world of work is changing from trusted experts, organisations and employers already working with young people today.If you have any questions that you need answers to, you can join the conversation on social media by following @AmazingAppsUK and @NotGoingToUni and using the hashtag #parentperspective.For more information and to access support for you or your child, visit amazingapprenticeships.com.
The Options Post-18: the choices facing 18 year olds
Oct 17 2023
The Options Post-18: the choices facing 18 year olds
University, a gap year, an apprenticeship or maybe a job? Just four of the many options facing 18 year olds leaving college. But how can you help your young people make the right decision?This episode is the second of three in ‘Options October’. Last week we focused on post-16 choices and in the third of the three we'll look at ‘retraining’, but in this episode, it’s all about the options open to young people post-18.Joining Rachel are Lis Herron, from the National Careers Service, and Jamie Martin, the Partnerships Manager at Not Going To Uni. Lis and Jamie answer questions from Brian Fletcher, whose daughter has just finished Year 13 and is exploring her options.The Parent Perspective, hosted by BBC presenter Rachel Burden, was created to help parents and carers support their children in making more informed career decisions with greater confidence, knowledge and understanding.In each episode we will share your experiences of navigating career conversations with your children and provide insights into how the world of work is changing from trusted experts, organisations and employers already working with young people today.If you have any questions that you need answers to, you can join the conversation on social media by following @AmazingAppsUK and @NotGoingToUni and using the hashtag #parentperspective.For more information and to access support for you or your child, visit amazingapprenticeships.com.