Bath College nabs apprenticeship top spot

The City of Bath College has the highest apprenticeship success rate in the west of England, topping the region’s success rate table with over 85% of apprentices gaining qualifications in 2012/13.

The College’s success rate of 85.4% puts it 13% above the national average of 72.3%. It is the largest apprenticeship provider in Bath and North East Somerset with over 35 apprenticeship frameworks available across 13 different industry sectors.

Principal Matt Atkinson said: We continue to increase our apprenticeship provision year-on-year to provide employers with talented, industry-ready students to ensure the workforce of the future has the right skills.

“Apprenticeships play a crucial element in the success of businesses and make a significant contribution to the economy. For many young people an apprenticeship is a much better way of learning, they can earn while they learn and gain much-needed experience to kick-start their careers. For employers, apprenticeships are an ideal way of investing in their workforces and ensuring young people gain the specific skills needed to take the company forward.”