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‘Eleven hopefuls for every apprenticeship’

16:02 31 December 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron, on a visit to Jaguar Land Rover, talks to apprentice Deepak Lal

Prime Minister David Cameron, on a visit to Jaguar Land Rover, talks to apprentice Deepak Lal

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APPRENTICESHIPS are attracting nearly 11 applications on average for every vacancy, with business and administration the most popular positions, new figures suggest.

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Statistics from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), which supports apprenticeships in England, show there were 1.1 million applications submitted online for 106,510 vacancies advertised online during 2012.

Business and administration apprenticeships had the biggest number of vacancies and attracted the highest number of applications.

The figures, taken from the NAS vacancies database, showed all applications submitted online and vacancies advertised online between January 1 and November 30, 2012.

Vacancies advertised online on the database account for around 80% of all apprenticeship vacancies available.

NAS chief executive David Way: “The high number of applications generated in 2012 is further evidence of just how popular apprenticeships have become. The quality training on offer means apprenticeships are fast becoming a first choice career option for a wide range of people.

“In 2013 we hope to see further growth in the number of new vacancies registered online through our free recruitment service and an increase in the number of apprenticeships available in key industry sectors such as the digital and creative industries.”

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