Interesting Apprenticeships that are available now, or so we hoped.

With National Apprenticeship Week coming up next week, we thought we would have a look at the current Advanced level apprenticeship opportunities. The idea was to pick 10 of the more interesting or unusual ones from our search through ‘Find an apprenticeship‘ database. Very quickly we discovered that finding five was a challenge and even more concerning was the level of variety.

We at the Network are huge fans of apprenticeships! Why wouldn’t we be? ‘Earn while you learn’ is the mantra we often throw around. Only the other day I was chatting to my 12 year old daughter about how she might want to consider undertaking one in the future. Maybe to my failing she didn’t know they were or the progression routes through one. By the time I’d finished, she was clearly questioning her previously stated plan to go to University.

As such, imagine my excitement when I was tasked with writing something about them. Having decided that I would take a look at the more unusual or interesting Advanced apprenticeships currently available, I was disappointed to find such a lack of variety. It’s not just the variety of roles that can be applied for, but the lack of variety in the sectors that are offering one.

  • Of the 15 categories, almost half of them (47%) didn’t have any opportunities listed at any level
  • That percentage grew to 60% when looking at Advanced and above
  • There are currently only 264 degree level apprenticeship places listed
  • At the Advanced entry offer the picture looks better with 3,321 listed

What we need, and it’s pretty obvious to me, is more apprenticeships being offered. We also need a greater variety of them offered, I had no idea how many Apprentice Dental Nurses were needed nationwide. Let me be clear, I’m not being disrespectful about the role or the sectors that offer apprenticeships. Nor am I ignoring the current economic situation that the country finds itself in. I just wish more was being done to strengthen this vital route to employment.


5 Featured Apprenticeships

The Royal Navy – Cryptologic Technician (Data Technician Apprenticeship)
Influencer Marketing Apprentice: Junior Content Producer
Import Clerk Apprentice
Advanced Boat Building Apprenticeship
Advanced Apprentice Design and Draughtsperson

Useful Apprenticeship Related Links

Apprenticeships

National Skills Days

Find an Apprenticeship

Amazing Apprenticeships

NHS Apprenticeships


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2 thoughts on “Interesting Apprenticeships that are available now, or so we hoped.

  1. Thank you.
    This has really helped as there is so much information being shared that it’s got overwhelming. Your links will be shared with students so they can explore the sites listed and not get confused with so where to look.

    Like

  2. Thank you.
    This has really helped as there is so much information being shared that it’s got overwhelming. Your information will be shared with students so they can explore the links listed and not get confused with where to look.

    Like

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