Exploring career options: a parent's view
Our video looks at the breadth of apprenticeships available with a surprising employer
27 October 2014
What goes into the making of a world-class opera or ballet? Well-practiced singers, a hard-working orchestra, choreography ... it's easy to reel off a list of the artists and performers involved. But who works behind the scenes?
The Royal Opera House runs a thriving apprenticeship scheme, employing apprentices in a range of disciplines from carpentry to managing exhibitions, from costume-making to metalwork.
We took blogger and mum Amy Treasure to the Royal Opera House to meet apprentices and their mentors. From a parents' perspective, she explores what an apprenticeship can do in terms of kick-starting a career, and for a young person's confidence. Amy learns that valuable hands-on work experience and a recognised qualification will provide an excellent springboard into a strong career for the apprentices she meets.
Find out more about the apprenticeships City & Guilds offers
What do parents really know about education and careers? We surveyed over 3,500 parents to find out - our infographic rounds up the results.