Apprentices can secure management roles in five years, research finds

According to new research released as part of the third annual City and Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, 19% of employers have apprentices working in senior management roles.

Additionally, 33% of employers have seen apprentices reach management positions within their company. Over 50% said it took five years or less for an apprentice to reach positions of management.

Chris Jones, CEO and director general of City and Guilds, said: “We partner with employers of varying sizes and industries on their apprenticeship programmes. All of them have seen the benefits apprenticeships can offer. Apprentices add value from day one; not just through their skills, but through their enthusiasm and drive.”

Skills minister Matthew Hancock said: “Either going to university or choosing an apprenticeship needs to become the new norm for school and college leavers. These figures support this aim and show that apprentices are able to succeed in some of the biggest businesses in the UK.”