Did you know?

  • Apprenticeships are available in more than 170 industries, including aerospace, fashion, broadcast media and finance
  • 55% of apprenticeships are taken up by women
  • 90% of apprentices stay in employment after completing their apprenticeship – 71% remain with the same employer while 2% set up their own businesses
  • 82% of apprentices say that their role has improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved
  • There are up to 25,000 apprenticeship vacancies online at any one time and Cambridge Regional College Huntingdon Campus helps to place an average of 20 people into apprenticeships every month
  • Funding will be made available, nationally, for up to 50,000 additional apprenticeship places over the next four years and there are plans to extend Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4
  • 1,000 businesses across the country were involved in setting the standards for apprenticeships currently being rolled out
  • The government invested £1.5 billion in apprenticeships in 2013-14
  • The National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is now £3.30 per hour
  • 88% of apprentice employers believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.

For more apprenticeship statistics visit the Government’s key facts page