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"80% of students know little or nothing about apprenticeships"

Yet 74% would consider taking one if they were better informed. These are some of the key findings
of new research undertaken by QA Apprenticeships, one of the UK's leading apprenticeship providers.


14 August 2015

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The study highlights a need for better career advice

QA Apprenticeships, one of the UK's leading apprenticeship providers, have carried out a new study into young peoples' perceptions of, and attitudes towards, apprenticeships.

One of the most powerful findings of this study was that 74% of students would consider taking an apprenticeship but 80% knew "little" or "nothing at all" about IT and professional apprenticeships.

Ben Pike, Director of QA Apprenticeships:

"Our research shows conclusively that without schools improving their careers advice many school leavers could miss out on the fantastic apprenticeship opportunities being offered by employers."
"Not everybody learns in the same way, so we welcome the drive towards on-the-job training programmes and urge schools and colleges to quickly shift their focus from University being the primary option."

More information:

For more details read the full news article on the QA Apprenticeships website.

For further general info on QA Apprenticeships visit apprenticeships.qa.com.