Ex-apprentices are more likely to get jobs

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FORMER apprentices are outpacing their peers when employers decide which candidates to give jobs to.

Figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service show employers in the region are 18 per cent more likely to give former apprentices a job than those with other qualifications.

The figures come as the National Apprenticeship Service releases a new film and guide to the Higher Apprenticeships expected to be available to A-Level school leavers and existing apprentices and employees in 2013.

David Way, executive director of the NAS, recently visited the National Rail training scheme at HMS Sultan in Gosport.

He said: ‘Higher Apprenticeships are a great example of how apprenticeships are changing to reflect the world of work and the even higher level skills needed by employers.’

To get onto a Higher Apprenticeship people will need to have entry qualifications typically at level three, such as A-levels, Advanced level Diploma, NVQ level three or an Advanced Apprenticeship.

For more information and to search for vacancies currently on offer, visit apprenticeships.org.uk.