Undertaking an apprenticeship can boost your career prospects in both the short and long term. With over 1,500 apprenticeship job roles available, there is an industry to suit everyone’s interests and get you on track to reaching your future potential.
In recent years, there has been a marked shift in opinion amongst employers over the value of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are rapidly becoming acknowledged as one of the most effective routes to achieving a successful career.
Employment prospects in the immediate months following on from an apprenticeship are excellent. Following the completion of an apprenticeship scheme with a Level 4 vocational qualification, 85% of apprentices will stay on in the job role, with over two-thirds of these people remaining with the same employer.
Alongside the immediate employment prospects, apprenticeships have proven to provide other considerable benefits. If you have recently completed an apprenticeship, and are keen for a change of scene, then the skills and attributes you have developed during your training will broaden the career paths available to you. Indeed, 80% of apprentices state their training provided them with the sector-relevant skills and knowledge needed to boost their career prospects, allowing them to reach their future potential.
Employers continue to show commitment to promoting former apprentices to a higher position within the company. Almost 20% of employers have former apprentices working in board level positions, demonstrating business do not solely reserve this level of career progression for those that have attended university.
Progression can be speedy for former apprentices; over half of companies stated successful former apprentices would take approximately five years to reach management level.
Types of careers
There is a whole range of sectors in which you can take an apprenticeship, each leading to a variety of career paths. We have provided a brief summary of the sectors covered, the types of jobs available or the leading employers in the industry:
To explore the full range of apprenticeships available, and variety of jobs roles following completion, visit the government A-Z list of apprenticeships.