1.13 million applications for apprenticeships were received through the online database of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), for just 106,000 advertised vacancies. The most popular sector, in terms of both applications and vacancies, was business and administration.
Commenting on the figures, David Way, chief executive of the NAS, said “The high number of applications generated in 2012 is further evidence of just how popular apprenticeships have become. The quality training on offer means apprenticeships are fast becoming a first-choice career option for a wide range of people.”
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