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Quirky Facts about Apprenticeships

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.

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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.

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