23,000 new apprentice jobs pledged for National Apprenticeship Week

Even more young people will be able to further their career with an apprenticeship, as more than 23,000 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

A huge number of large companies and SMEs have pledged to hire apprentices, including BT, Microsoft Partners, Capgemini, and the Royal Air Force 1000 to name a few.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The success of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 and these 23,000 pledges highlights just how popular apprenticeships have become. More and more young people, parents, teachers and employers are recognising the value of learning on the job. With apprenticeships in everything from rail engineering to TV production they really are now a fast track into a successful career.”

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “Apprenticeships deliver for employers, young people, adults and the economy. The vacancies announced this week will provide life-changing opportunities for prospective apprentices across the country as well as helping businesses to unlock their potential. The continued commitment by employers to offer traineeships will also enable thousands more young people to prepare for their future careers.”