Employers back Apprenticeship route over university
- 22nd August 2013
- Posted by: ptoe
- Category: Latest news
NEW research has revealed that employers are more likely to encourage young people to take Apprenticeships over degrees.
A survey of around 500 employers found 71 percent of them would recommend young people become apprentices, compared with 52 percent that would back the academic route to a university degree.
According to Notgoingtouni.co.uk, which provides advice for school and college leavers and commissioned the report, the figures show businesses are losing faith in universities.
Sarah Clover, communications director at Notgoingtouni.co.uk and a former engineering apprentice, warned that despite the benefits of an Apprenticeship many young people are still not receiving sufficient advice in school or college about the vocational route.
She said: “Too many young people still think that university is their only option and that’s largely down to the lack of advice they get while at school or college.
“This simply has to change, especially now that more employers are seeing apprentices as better candidates for job roles than graduates.”