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

Q2 - What percentage of apprentices stay in employment at the end of their Apprenticeship?

a. 60%
b. 70%
c. 80%
d. 90%

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

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

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%

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%

Q7 - What was the most common Apprenticeship in 1914?

a. Catering
b. Engineering
c. Animal Husbandry
d. Dressmaking

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

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


If you want to find out more, call 0161 233 2656 or email: and speak to a member of The Skills Company's recruitment team, who will help to find the right Apprenticeship for you.