At Penrice, throughout the academic year, we raise awareness of Apprenticeships with all our year groups, either through tutor time activities and/or special events and trips. This year, National Apprenticeship Week takes place from Monday 7 February 2022 to Sunday 13 February 2022. We have a number of activities planned including webinars, assemblies, and the opportunity to meet visiting employers face-to-face.

Eyebrow Raising Statistics

In the latest figures covering the 2021/22 academic year, the UK government reports that apprenticeship starts were up by a staggering 43% to 130,200, compared to 91,100 reported for the same period in 2020/21.

Apprenticeships are undoubtedly increasing in popularity and are available in a diverse range of sectors/industries.

You can find below useful information for both parents and pupils concerning apprenticeships.