Why are apprenticeship programmes so successful?

With over 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on average every month, it comes as no surprise that apprenticeship participation has hit a record high in the last academic year, 2016/17. There was a total of 491,300 apprenticeships that academic year, a sign-up increase of 14.5% on the previous year with 384,500 starts. Many analysts of the figures might attribute the success of apprenticeship programmes to that fact that 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship and 97% of employers said the same. It seems that the programmes have a good reputation across both employers and participants — so is the success expected to continue? Retailer of Reusable Name Badges, Badgemaster, explores.

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University vs Apprenticeship

I finished 6th form in May 2017, so it was time for me to leave school and make the next step in my career life. I always found it a daunting subject, talking about which path to take as school always said it could affect how successful you would be in that career.  It’s a big decision, choosing something that you want to do for the rest of your life. So if you’re at the age where you need to decide your career path, then this blog post might help you!

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