Welcome to National Apprenticeships Week, 2016

CIPS 15 March 2016

After completing an apprenticeship programme, most young people will stay in employment and 71% will stay with the same employer. 


CIPS is supporting employers and encouraging talent into the profession with an apprenticeship learning journey.

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice and help young people onto a worthwhile and rewarding career path. Top employers are offering work experience, traineeships or apprenticeships and according to BIS there are around 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies available now. Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles, including procurement and supply chain management, covering more than 170 industries, and 1300 employers are involved in designing new apprenticeships standards, including CIPS. Nine out of ten apprenticeship employers are open to the business improvements these programmes will deliver, with 89% saying that apprenticeship have helped to improve the quality of their business or service. 84% of providers and 94% of employers consider traineeships an effective way of increasing young people’s chances of finding paid jobs and apprenticeships. After finishing  most apprentices will stay in employment with 71% staying with the same employer.

Different areas of the UK operate their schemes in different ways but generally the frameworks work with employers to determine the best way to deliver the programmes. The apprenticeship combines on-the-job and knowledge-based training with an approved training provider. Apprentices are expected to be employed at a minimum 30 hours per week and paid by employers and to be paid at least the minimum wage.

Find out more on the CIPS website

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