The Skills Show Honours Top 100 Apprentice Employers

World Skills Show

List of top apprentice employers revealed!

On the 15-17th of November, The NEC in Birmingham hosted the Skills Show, which promised to provide information to the public about skills, career choices, and job opportunities. It was on the first day that the National Apprenticeship Service and City & Guilds revealed the list of the top 100 apprentice employers.

The chief executive of the National Apprenticeship Service, David Way, recognised the significance of the wide range of businesses shown on the list, “The breadth and depth of employers on our top 100 list just goes to show the huge impact apprenticeships have on companies of all sizes and the wider UK economy.”

The list shows as increase in apprenticeships in professional services, with large corporate companies such as Barclays Bank and BT taking on apprentices with the view to full time employment. Potential employers are certainly recognising this new and resourceful way to hire, with Way also observing that “As part of the new era for apprenticeships, we are introducing measures to ensure there has never been a better time for employers to hire apprentices.”