National Apprenticeship Week: apprenticeships in numbers

  • Emma Finamore
  • 15 Mar 2016

Did you know 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online at any one time?


The Skills Funding Agency has released up-to-date apprenticeship facts just in time for National Apprenticeship Week. Here are the vital statistics…

28,000 – the number of apprenticeship vacancies available online at any one time

1,583,669 – the number of apprenticeship on-line applications in 2014-15

1,500 – apprenticeship job roles

170 – apprenticeship industries, from advertising to youth work and from environmental engineering to legal

1,300 – employers involved in designing the new apprenticeships standards

194 – apprenticeship standards have been published so far, of which over 60 are higher and degree apprenticeships

871,800 – funded apprentices participated on an apprenticeship 2014-15

19% – proportion of advanced apprentices that progress to higher education

89% ­– proportion of apprentice employers saying it has improved the quality of their product or service

75 – Higher and Degree apprenticeships available, including foundation degrees, HNDs and full honours degrees

90% – proportion of apprentices that stay in employment after their programme

23% – proportion of former apprentices receiving a promotion 12 months of finishing their programme

89% – proportion of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship



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