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Apprenticeships

Apprentice Programme hits Record Numbers

Recognition for employers and staff after record numbers of Apprenticeships this year. For the third year running record numbers of people in England began an Apprenticeship, it has been revealed today. Almost a quarter of people in England, 234,000 to be precise, started their multi-year training in 2009, up by more than a third since 2007. Whether it’s farming, retail, engineering or trades, these new workers have helped contribute millions of pounds to the UK economy. Employers, too, are greatly benefiting from the labour. Research shows that employers who hire apprentices can recoup their investment in as little as 18 months, depending on the industry sector. And there is an average of £1 of public funding available for every £1.16 spent on an apprentice by his or her... »