Notts: Apprenticeship numbers are on the rise

Guardian News
Guardian News

Apprenticeships are growing in popularity among both employers and young people in Notts according to figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The quarterly Apprenticeship Index revealed a 43 per cent increase in Apprenticeship vacancies in Notts being posted on the Apprenticeship vacancies website between August and October 2013.

In the same period, 660 vacancies were advertised, an increase of 200.

And with the number of online applications for Apprenticeships also leaping by 27 per cent in the county, the Government is urging employers to create more Apprenticeship positions in order to meet the demand.

Matthew Hancock MP, the skills and enterprise minister, said: “These figures show that Apprenticeships are growing in appeal to young people.”

“More young women are also seeking out this unique opportunity to earn while they learn.”

“With new independent research revealing that one in five employers currently have former apprentices working in senior, board level, positions, it’s also very encouraging to see vacancies increasing and new employers coming on board.”