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Bromley apprenticeship applications almost double over past 12 months

PUBLISHED: 06:00 31 August 2013

The number of online applications for apprenticeships has risen by almost 90 per cent in Bromley over the past 12 months, according to the National Apprenticeship Service.

Figures rose from 4,200 in 2011/12 to almost 8,000 this year. The number of vacancies also rose by 100 per cent, jumping from 241 to around 500.

Most applications were made in the business and administration sector, closely followed by the children and young people’s workforce and customer service.

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, said: “We want to see it become the norm that young people either go to university or into an apprenticeship. To match the growing popularity of Apprenticeships, I would urge more employers to consider how hiring an apprentice could benefit their business.

“Research out last week showed that more than 70 per cent of employers say apprentices boosted their service or product – this is testament to the benefits of apprenticeships for both young people and the wider economy.”

To apply for a vacancy, visit apprenticeships.org.uk.

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