March 26th 2015

Apprenticeships and Traineeships move from strength to strength as school leavers begin to assess their options

As young people across the country start to seriously think about their options after they have finished school, new research shows that more and more of them are considering Apprenticeships and Traineeships as the best route into the career of their dreams.

Provisional figures for the first half of the 2014 to 2015 academic year show significant growth in the number of people on an apprenticeship or traineeship compared to the same period last year. Almost 670,000 people were learning while earning with an apprenticeship during the first half of the year, including more than 400,000 16 to 24 year olds.

Meanwhile, traineeships continue to gain momentum, with more than 9,000 traineeships started since August 2014 alone. Traineeships give young people the essential skills and work experience they need to get an apprenticeship or other job.

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “Apprenticeships deliver for employers, young people, adults and the economy. Today’s figures show that the long-term economic plan is working as more and more people across the country reap the benefits of apprenticeships.”

Are you leaving school in the next few months? Contact 3aaa and find out more about our Apprenticeships and Traineeships and the life changing opportunities that they can offer you. At 3aaa we pride ourselves on providing outstanding training, giving you the perfect platform to earn whilst you learn real life work place skills and help set you apart from other young people who are without this valuable experience.

You’ll now find a 3aaa Academy in Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Croydon, Derby, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Tamworth, Warwick, Watford and Worcester.

Academies will soon be opening in Basildon, Bradford, Gloucester, Stoke, Swindon and York.

If you are an Employer looking to transform your business, email: or a young person looking to take your first steps into an exciting career in IT, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Business Administration, Financial Services or Technical Sales, email:

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