Apprenticeship Numbers on the Rise


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The number of young people that are choosing apprenticeships is increasing, with higher-level apprenticeships also on the rise, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has reported.

Provisional figures released last week stated that more than 150,000 people aged 19 and under in England began an apprenticeship in the last quarter of 2015, with at least 11,000 new starts in every region. Skills minister Nick Boles described: “Young people today have more doors open to them than ever before. Today’s figures show that savvy young people see apprenticeships as a fast-track to a successful career. Apprenticeships are real jobs that combine studying with hands on experience in the workplace.”

“Apprenticeships and traineeships are creating the highly skilled and productive workforce that is supporting our country’s economic growth. We are on the right track to delivering three million apprenticeships by 2020.”

For many years, 3aaa have spoken of the value an Apprentice can bring to businesses, with Apprentices gaining a national recognised qualification while at the same time learning the ins and outs of the industry they work in. Apprenticeships are an excellent way for young people to gain practical experience, skills and knowledge which can be implemented straight into your workplace. According to the National Apprenticeship Service:

  • There were more than 250,000 employer workplaces with an apprentice in 2014/15
  • Employers say that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications
  • After finishing, 90% of apprentices stay in employment, with 71% staying with the same employer
  • 23% of former apprentices had been promoted within 12 months of finishing
  • Ultimately, an Apprentice is likely to earn £150,000 more over the course of their lifetime than a university graduate. With such a high financial incentive, it’s not surprising that Apprenticeships are growing in popularity.

This will ensure that 3aaa academies continue to provide high quality training for their apprentices and a stable working life for their staff.

You’ll now find a 3aaa Academy in BEDFORD, BIRMINGHAM, BLACKBURN, BRADFORD, BRIGHTON, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CHELMSFORD, CROYDON, DERBY, EXETERGLOUCESTER, GUILDFORD, HULLLEEDS, LEICESTER, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MAIDSTONE, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGHMILTON KEYNES, NEWCASTLE, NORTHAMPTON, NORWICH, NOTTINGHAM, OXFORD, PETERBOROUGH, READING, ROMFORD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOKE, SWINDON, TAMWORTH, WARWICK, WATFORD, WOLVERHAMPTONWORCESTER and YORK.

If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: EMPLOYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Web & Social Media, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration or Financial Services, email: APPLYNOW@3AAA.CO.UK.

Alternatively, find out more about our Apprenticeship programmes: 0844 504 3174 or www.3aaa.co.uk.