What we’ve learned about #apprenticeships #NAW2017

_WFP1909All last week we shared some great facts about apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which is celebrating ten years of promoting the benefits of apprenticeships.

We’ve brought together the facts we’ve shared* to highlight the many great benefits of apprenticeships .

Fact 1:
Anyone over the age of 16 and living in the UK can start an apprenticeship.

Fact 2:
The current National Minimum Wage for #apprentices is £3.40 per hour – but many employers choose to pay more!

Fact 3:
At any one time there are over 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies online – some of them with us!

Fact 4:
Even some famous faces started as apprentices inc Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver – so you’re in good company.

Fact 5:
#Apprenticeships are available in over 1500 job roles, across 170 industries – so there’s bound to be something for you.

Fact 6:
Nearly 1/5 of #apprentices progress on to Higher Education after their apprenticeship – either at college or university. 

Fact 7:
¼ of #apprentices had been promoted within 12 months of finishing their apprenticeship.

Fact 8:
90% of apprentices stay in employment following their #apprenticeship.

Fact 9:
#Apprentices are entitled to holiday pay and other company benefits as an employee.

Fact 10:
Vision Apprentices has helped over 3,000 people into #apprenticeships! You could be next! #NAW2017

For more information about apprenticeships or to apply for live vacancies, visit www.visionapprentices.co.uk or speak to one of our advisors on 0800 121 8317.

*some of these statistics were sourced from gov.uk or the National Apprenticeship Service.

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