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Apprenticeships cover over 170 industries and 1,500 roles from administration to zoo keeping  with the diversity of roles expanding every year.

While all apprenticeship programmes have set content, you can add additional content to tailor the training. 

In 2010/11 180,000 people completed an apprenticeship, an increase of almost 40,000 on 2009. 

In total the Retail and Commercial Enterprise sector has seen most people start apprenticeships with 417,600 participants in total since 2002/3. Business, Administration and Law are the most popular sector subject area for people starting an apprenticeship. Over 130,000 people started apprenticeships in these sectors in 2011. Provisional data shows that nearly 444,000 people started an apprenticeship in 2010/11, up by 37% on the previous year.

Apprenticeships are equally popular with males and females. The split on average in 2011 was 52% males and 48% females.

Those with a Level 2 Apprenticeship earn on average around £73,000 more over their lifetime than those with a Level 2 qualification or below; people with an Advanced Apprenticeship earn around £105,000 more.*

The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship programme. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500. Employers can be paid ten grants in total during the lifetime of the initiative.

AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. AGE 16 to 24 is available until 31 December 2014, subject to eligibility and availability. Could it help you too?




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