Satisfaction levels hold steady among apprentices

A comprehensive report from the Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills shows that satisfaction levels are ‘consistently high’ among those studying for apprenticeships.

Nearly nine in ten (89%) Level 2 and 3 apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship, the report reveals, while over seven in ten (72%) were ‘very satisfied’. Satisfaction was generally higher for those apprentices on more traditional frameworks, such as Construction (76% very satisfied). However, ICT (65%) and Arts and Media (61%) returned the lowest levels of satisfaction.

A closer look at the figures shows the aspect of the apprenticeship with which Level 2 and 3 apprentices were most satisfied was its relevance (89% satisfied), followed by the quality of training (87%).

In terms of whether expectations were being met, Level 2 and 3 apprentices’ reported positive feedback, with 21% saying their expectations were met, and 71% exceeded. Younger apprentices were more positive, as were those still working for their employer.

In November the department issued its findings into the Trailblazer scheme that was intended to boost the outcome for those entering apprenticeships.

View the new report here