Key Facts about Apprenticeships

March 24, 2021 at 9:54 AM

  1. There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice, or start an apprenticeship.

  2. Some of the country’s top employers are offering work experience, traineeships and apprenticeships to help give young people the best start in their career.

  3. Up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online at any one time.

  4. There were 1,583,669 on-line applications in 2014 to 2015.

  5. Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles, covering more than 170 industries, from advertising to youth work and from environmental engineering to legal.

  6. More than 1300 employers are involved in designing the new apprenticeships standards.

  7. 194 apprenticeship standards have been published so far, of which over 60 are higher and degree apprenticeships.

  8. Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record level - 871,800 funded apprentices participated on an apprenticeship in the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

  9. 19% of advanced apprentices progress to higher education.

  10. Almost 9 out of every 10 apprenticeship employers hoping to achieve business benefits tell us that apprenticeships deliver – including 89% reporting that it has helped their business improve the quality of their product or service.

  11. There are currently 75 higher and degree apprenticeships available, with more in development, including foundation degrees, HNDs and full honours degrees. These include job roles ranging from legal services to banking and engineering.

  12. After finishing, the majority of apprentices (90%) will stay in employment (including 2% self-employed), with seven in ten (71%) staying with the same employer.

  13. A quarter of former apprentices had received a promotion (23%) within 12 months of finishing, and for intermediate and advance apprentices, three quarters reported taking on more responsibility in their job after completing their apprenticeship.

  14. 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship

  15. 85% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved, and 83% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved.

  16. Traineeships have been developed by employers making them a great stepping stone to an apprenticeship or other job.

  17. Traineeships are continuing to grow with 5,000 starts in the first quarter of the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

  18. 84% of providers and 94% of employers consider traineeships an effective way of increasing young people’s chances of finding paid jobs and apprenticeships.



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