What Subject could I do an Apprenticeship in?

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We know we keep saying this, but apprenticeships are available in far more than construction and hairdressing. Wherever your interests lie, we’re sure there’s an apprenticeship out there for you.

Apprenticeship breakdown 2014/15

Here’s a breakdown of apprenticeship scheme numbers in 2014/15 to give you an idea of the availability in various industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care                              7,010

Arts, Media and Publishing                                                    1,460

Business, Administration and Law                                         142,980

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment                18,290

Education and Training                                                         7,450

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies                      74,060

Health, Public Services and Care                                         129,890

Information and Communication Technology                       15,660

Leisure, Travel and Tourism                                                 13,070

Retail and Commercial Enterprise                                        89,570

Science and Mathematics                                                     380

You can compare the number of opportunities available with the number of vacancies – so you can see what industries are less well subscribed; it might help you figure out how competitive your chosen industry is.

Apprenticeship breakdown 2015/16

These figures are for August 2015 to April 2016 , to give you an idea of how each industry is looking for the coming year.

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care                             6,300

Arts, Media and Publishing                                                   960

Business, Administration and Law                                        106,020

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment               18,340

Education and Training                                                        6,490

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies                     62,490

Health, Public Services and Care                                        95,930

Information and Communication Technology                      12,110

Leisure, Travel and Tourism                                                11,370

Retail and Commercial Enterprise                                       64,070

Science and Mathematics                                                    390

Of course, these numbers are just to give you an idea of how apprenticeship availability is distributed across the sectors, and is in no way restricting! Have a look at the vacancies available on our jobs board for real-time examples of apprenticeships on offer. 

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