This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and the Skills Company, Greater Manchester’s largest Apprenticeship training provider has put together a quick quiz to test how much you know about Apprenticeships.
Q1 - What was the most popular Apprenticeship in 2015?
a. Health and Social Care b. IT c. Engineering d. Hairdressing
a - Health and Social Care, followed by Business and Administration, Management, and Hospitality and Catering.
Q2 - What percentage of apprentices stay in employment at the end of their Apprenticeship?
a. 60% b. 70% c. 80% d. 90%
d - 90%, Most apprentices are permanently employed from day one.
Q3 - Which of these did NOT start out as an apprentice?
a. Jamie Oliver b. Sir Richard Branson c. Ozzy Osbourne d. Sir Alex Ferguson
b - Sir Richard Branson. Jamie Oliver was an apprentice chef, Ozzy Osbourne trained as a plumber, and Sir Alex Ferguson worked as an apprentice tool maker in a Clyde shipyard.
Q4 - By how much could a Level 4 Apprenticeship increase your lifetime earnings?
a. £300,000 b. £90,000 c. £30,000 d. £150,000
d - £150,000 *Source University Education: Is this the best route into employment? AAT and Cebr, Feb 2013
Q5 - How many graduates wish they had taken a vocational route like an Apprenticeship instead of their degree?
a. 11% b. 22% c. 33% d. 44%
d -44% The main reasons stated were ‘to avoid getting into debt’ and ‘higher education wasn’t for me’.
Q6 - What percentage of employers reported benefits to their business as a result of taking on apprentices?
a. 96% b. 79% c. 63% d. 50%
6. a – 96%. Businesses report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week when they hire apprentices.
Q7 - What was the most common Apprenticeship in 1914?
a. Catering b. Engineering c. Animal Husbandry d. Dressmaking
d – Dressmaking – Most started their Apprenticeship at 14, rather than 16-18 as today.
Q8 - In which of these occupations can you NOT do an Apprenticeship?
a. Insurance Broker b. Graphic Design c. Human Resource Management d. Social Media and Digital Marketing
Apprenticeships are available in all of these, and many more..
Q9 - What percentage of apprentices are female?
a. 22% b. 53% c. 31% d. 44%
Q10 - What’s the average starting salary for someone who’s completed an Apprenticeship?
a. £12,483 b. £14,483 c. £16,483 d. £18,483
d - £18,483 Almost £4,000 more than the average graduate starting salary
If you want to find out more, call 0161 233 2656 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to a member of The Skills Company's recruitment team, who will help to find the right Apprenticeship for you.