New Data shows Apprenticeship Opportunities Expected to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels


The leading Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet processes millions of jobs daily from recruitment companies and employers across the UK and currently has over 18,000 live apprenticeship opportunities.

The recruitment tech firm has seen the number of apprenticeship roles surge with an increase of more than 20% in the latter part of 2022 compared to last year and based on current trends has predicted that numbers may hit pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

Department of Education figures from earlier this year mirrored this trend with apprenticeship starts for the 2021/22 academic year increasing by 9% compared to the previous year. Since June the recruitment tech firm has seen this increase continue to grow rapidly and according to the volume of roles and applications, it is continuing to rise.

According to the report if this trend continues for the remainder of 2022 numbers could trump the 389,200 apprenticeship starts recorded in 2018/19 – the year before Covid-19 struck.

Unusually, it has been 16 to 18-year-olds who have had the biggest proportional rise in apprenticeship starts followed by 19 to 24 and starts for those aged 25 and older have also grown substantially in 2022.

The national report from the leading Recruitment Employment Technology Firms shows detailed trends and insights into the UK job market for 2022. The continued increase in apprenticeship opportunities mirrors the increase in demand as more and more young people are choosing apprenticeships instead of higher education to kick-start their careers.

Craig Bines, CEO at The CareerWallet Group, commented, “At CareerWallet we process millions of jobs a day and have access to a vast array of job data allowing us to see exactly what is happening in the UK job market.

Our national report highlights that apprenticeship opportunities are continuing to surge in the UK and based on our application data there is certainly a demand for these vacancies from job seekers across the UK. Since September apprenticeship roles and applications have surged and is great to see these numbers quickly returning to pre-pandemic levels.”

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