Rise in vacancies for apprentices across Peterborough

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The number of apprenticeship vacancies in Peterborough has hit a high as the city’s employers back a new generation of workers.

New figures reveal a 67 per cent increase in apprenticeship vacancies in Peterborough posted online between August and October 2014 - 250 compared to 150 in the same period the previous year.

Nationally, the greatest number of online vacancies was for business, administration and law apprenticeships (18,940), whilst health, public services and care apprenticeships saw the biggest rise in vacancies year-on-year, with an increase of 50 per cent.

There were rises in the number of apprenticeship vacancies within the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.

Apprenticeship vacancies advertised online in engineering and manufacturing technologies and information and communication technology both recorded a 23 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Skills minister Nick Boles said: “Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s drive to equip people with the skills employers want.

“We want it to be the norm to choose between an apprenticeship or university.”