By Martin Neville
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
THE number of people on the Isle of Wight applying for apprenticeships online has more than doubled, new figures show.
Around 460 people applied for 85 apprenticeship vacancies online between November 2012 and January this year, according to the National Apprenticeship Service.
It reported a 119 per cent growth in online applications and a 28 per cent leap in vacancies advertised online, compared to the same period last year.
The release of the data co-incided with the launch of a new app, AV Search, which enables users to search through thousands of jobs advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service apprenticeship vacancies database.
This week is National Apprenticeships Week.
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by john ackrill
8th April 2013, at 16:25:14
This is a great thing to here. I think we should continue this trend by going to http://www.smarttar.co.uk/ and isle apprenticeship websites.
by Mike Crowe
14th March 2013, at 11:58:35
.I have just returned from a presentation at East Cowes by the Apprentice Training Providers and Isle of Wight Counil for those who wish to seek the advantage and benefits of an apprenticeship. There are at present 90 vacancies for apprentices on the Island in various different trades and professions.I was invited as being from 'the other end of the age spectrum' and made a speech to those attending, in excess of 100, on how an apprenticeship acts as a grounding and what can come from it. Apprenticeships are getting back to how they were 50 years ago and are the way forward. I was able to explain how an apprenticeship in the 50's led me to various employments 'on a theme of' my trade or profession and I was able to use one of the previous speaker's trade to build a 'variation on' example in the same ay that my life has gone.Apprenticeships are a great thing AGAIN and more employers need to look into them and seek the financial assistance available for them..
by James Reed
14th March 2013, at 08:22:13
Well said Roe driver, in the current economic climate young people need to learn the skills of a trade for there natural ability to flourish. Not take a dead end seasonal job.
by Roe driver
13th March 2013, at 20:42:15
come on people take them on apprentices are the future tradesmen sorry persons it is very rewarding to see a young faced person come to you and build a relationship that will last a lifetime if you get it rightwhen one of your former apps phones you 20yrs later and says can I run something by you before I make a mistake it shows the respect you have put in to them at an early agebelieve me I have done 5 in the motor tradeshow them some faith
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