Celebrating 100 years of apprenticeships!March 10, 2015
Not only are we celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at the moment but also the fact it has been over a hundred years since the first apprenticeship!!
Back in 1914 the most popular industries to do an apprenticeship with were engineering, construction and dressmaking whereas now health and social care has become the leading programme of choice by young people.
Here is a fantastic list* of all the top facts and stats on apprenticeships since they started all those years ago!
Facts about apprenticeships
- Since 2010 there have been over 2 million apprenticeship starts in England
- Apprenticeships are available in over 170 industries
- 90% or apprentices stay in employment after finising their apprenticeship
- 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer
- 82% said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved
- more than 850,000 people have been earning and learning on an apprenticeship in 2013 to 2014
- women now take up 55% of apprenticeships
- 100 years ago the most common apprenticeship was dressmaking, followed by engineering
- up to 25,000 apprenticeship vacancies available online at any one time
- there were 1.4 million online applications in 2012 to 2013
Facts about employers
- 1,000 businesses are now involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards – the first new apprenticeships due to be delivered in 2014 to 2015
- the government invested 1.5bn in apprenticeships in 2013 to 2014
- businesses report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week when they hire apprentices
- from April 2016, employers will no longer be required to pay employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings up to the upper earnings limit
- if you’re a small business, you may get a £1500 grant to help cover the cost of starting a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 years old
- 84% of employers say they are satisfied with the programme
- almost 9 in 10 of every employer that takes on an apprentice report benefits to their business
- 70% reported that apprenticeships improved their productivity or the quality of their product or service
- apprenticeship reforms are putting employers in the driving seat
- 12 months minimum duration just one part of commitment to quality
- there has never been a better time to employ an apprentice, or start an apprenticeship.
*FACT SOURCE: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-facts-about-apprenticeships
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