Up to 20,000 apprenticeships available online
11:44am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
NEW figures from the National Apprenticeship Service reveal that up to 20,000 apprenticeships will be available online.
While the number of vacancies available on apprenticeships.org.uk varies from day to day, the highest number of apprenticeships recorded in the last three months was 20,615 (on June 21).
With more than half of young people in England wanting to do an apprenticeship if one were available and figures from youth website Not Going To Uni showing 71 per cent of employers would recommend young people do an apprenticeship, the National Apprenticeship Service is anticipating one of the busiest days for young people to apply for apprenticeships.
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “With more vacancies than ever before, apprenticeships are fast becoming the norm for young people who want to achieve their career goals through an alternative route to University. We want more employers to take advantage of the advice and support available from the National Apprenticeship Service and consider how hiring an apprentice could benefit their business."
The National Careers Service can be contacted free on 0800 100 900 from 8am to 10pm or go online for information and advice or to talk to an adviser via webchat. The young people's section has lots of useful information to help young people make decisions about their future.