Apprentices earn more than university graduates

The lifetime earnings of Apprentices is more than university graduates according to new findings.

The new report released by Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) states that apprentices who gained qualifications in the arts, media and publishing industries specifically, are earning up to 270% more than their fellow graduates

Debbie Scotton, Business Development Manager from South Leicestershire College discusses why Apprenticeships are a major focus for learners, employers and training providers alike:

“This report is further evidence that Apprenticeships are establishing themselves as a valid and effective route to a successful career. Gone are the out-dated stereotypes of a male-dominated learning route with narrow career options. Apprenticeships cover a huge range of sectors and are ideal for anybody who wants to earn a wage as they work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

“As a result of consistent work experience, apprentices are gaining a competitive edge in the jobs market; they are already equipped with the communication, accountability and team working skills that can only be gained from practical work experience.

“For those looking to begin an Apprenticeship, they will need to be employed in their chosen sector. Here at South Leicestershire College, we have a great range of vacancies available to apply for throughout the year.

“Current vacancies include a National Administration Apprentice with the Neighbourhood Home & Watch Network, a fantastic opportunity to assist with marketing and media tasks, raising the profile of a national charity.

“Other vacancies include Apprentice Healthcare Assistant with LOROS (Leicestershire & Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering Ltd) and Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Apprentice with Advanced Machinery Services Ltd plus many more.”

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