Research finds lack of understanding hindering apprenticeships

According to research by Skills for Justice, at least 63% of employers in the justice and community safety sectors do not employ apprentices.

The research uncovered that many businesses still have a lack of understanding when it comes to hiring apprentices, with almost 50% of employers in the justice sector not knowing who is eligible for apprenticeships, how much it would cost, or the different levels.

Jon Parry, Head of Research at Skills for Justice, said: “Apprenticeships have grown in stature over the last few years, but this shows that more needs to be done to educate firms on the benefits they can bring.

“Gone are the days when Apprenticeships were limited to manual trades. Now there are more than 200 different types of Apprenticeships, covering a diverse range of careers including law enforcement, legal services and fire and rescue services. Apprenticeships are inexpensive, inclusive and hugely beneficial to businesses.”