Apprenticeships lead to employment, new report states

Report reveals apprenticeship benefits

Report reveals apprenticeship benefits

A new report, The Modern Apprenticeship Outcomes 2012, from Skills Development Scotland has revealed that modern apprenticeships pave the way to improved confidence, job prospects and full time employment.

The report found that 92% young people who finish their modern apprenticeship are still in employment six months after completion. 87% of those surveyed were content with the standards of training, 80% admitted that they were more confident, 68% agreed their long term prospects had been enhanced and 67% progressed on to positions with increased pay and responsibility.

Helen McGougan, AAT Regional Account Manager for Scotland, said: “These findings finally give modern apprenticeships the credit they deserve as a valid and credible route into a career. Employers equip apprentices with knowledge and skills to suit their business. And it’s not just the individual who benefits. We’ve seen employers across Scotland – large and small – implement apprenticeship programmes as a way to grow talent from school leaver age. By investing in their development, they’ve been able to equip the worker with the knowledge and skills to suit their business.”