The Careermap team have been looking for some apprentice-related trivia. After a good bit of digging around, we’ve come up with some quirky facts about apprenticeships.
For those curious to learn more about apprenticeships, here goes;
- In this day and age, women take up 55% of all apprenticeships
- In 2014, health and social care apprenticeships were the most common (vacancies are presently available in London, Birmingham and Manchester. See the Careermap website for details)
- In 2013 and 2014, more than 850,000 people were undertaking apprenticeships, earning a living while learning a trade at the same time
- Apprenticeships are available in over 170 industries.
- Industries recruiting apprenticeships include aerospace, fashion, broadcast media and finance
- There are around 25,000 apprenticeship vacancies available online at any one time (with Careermap being one source)
- Most apprentices start work between the ages of 19 and 24 compared to 15 and 17 in 1914
- Believe it or not, 100 years ago an apprentice could be summoned to court for being ‘idle’ or having a ‘bad attitude’
- 82% of apprentices said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job while 79% said their career prospects had improved.
So there you go, a random selection of facts about apprenticeships. Hopefully these will come in useful next time you are in a pub quiz!
More to the point, we hope these facts have inspired you to find out more about apprenticeships. It’s a fantastic way to kick start a career. Not only that, but you earn money from day one and receive a paid holiday entitlement.
What are you waiting for? Visit our website and explore the opportunities available to you today.