Posted: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 @ 11:14
The majority of apprenticeships provide benefits to apprentices and business, according to recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) surveys.
Eight out of ten (83%) apprentices said their apprenticeship improved their ability to do their job and boosted career prospects.
In a separate survey, 72% of employers said apprenticeships improved their product or service quality and 68% apprentices improved productivity.
“We want it to become the new norm that young people go either to university or into an apprenticeship,” Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said. “I would urge teenagers receiving their exam results to consider how an apprenticeship could help them achieve their career goals.”
John Herman, Chief Executive of Intec Business Colleges also added “Apprenticeships are an ideal opportunity for young people to gain a nationally recognised qualification and gain employment opportunities. An Apprenticeship is vital the UK economy in providing a well skilled and motivated workforce for the future”
Intec Business Colleges provide an Apprenticeship Recruitment Service which has seen the demand for young people leaving school seeking an Apprentices role increase significantly in the last 12 months. “We offer a broad range of Apprenticeship opportunities with organisations all over England and can provide an excellent service supporting and advising potential Apprentices onto the correct Apprenticeship programme”, conclude Mr Herman.
(The study combined the results of surveys of 4,000 employers, 5,000 apprentices and 4,000 workers who recently completed an apprenticeship)