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.