Report reveals Nissan apprenticeships more popular than Oxford places

Lord Adonis conducted the report, ‘More and Better Jobs: North-East International’

Lord Adonis conducted the report, ‘More and Better Jobs: North-East International’

Recent research conducted by Lord Adonis in a report, ‘More and Better Jobs: North-East International’ has revealed that an apprenticeship position with Nissan is more competitive than being accepted into Oxford University.

Nissan received 1,000 applications for 20 apprenticeships, compared to Oxford’s 17,200 applications for 3,200 places. This gives people a 2% chance of securing an apprenticeship with Nissan and an 18% chance of gaining a place at Oxford. These statistics reinforce the popularity of apprenticeships in the UK.

Adonis says: “Nissan’s apprenticeship programme is regarded as one of the best in the country so you would expect to see it oversubscribed, but it is scandalous that so few apprenticeship places are available at companies across this region.”

Jonathon Metzer, Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club, added: “Lord Adonis is absolutely right to highlight the need to expand apprenticeships so that there are clear pathways to success for less academically-inclined people and I strongly hope that his ideas will gather cross-party support.”