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9th October – Apprenticeship Information Evening

November 2018

On Tuesday 9th October we held an Apprenticeship evening for Sixth Form students and parents. Over 50 people attended.

This evening was designed to provide a greater understanding for students and parents of the range of options open to them through different sorts of post-18 Apprenticeships. As well as an introductionary (general) presentation about Apprenticeships (see attached) we heard from representatives from different companies including:

  • GSK
  • The Civil Service
  • Jacobs
  • Adler Shine

Each speaker spoke about the nature of the Apprenticeships they offer and the sorts of qualifications needed to apply. A number of the speakers were Yavneh alumni students who spoke about their own experiences at Yavneh and how they ended up pursuing an Apprenticeship pathway rather than a university degree.


  • Between Aug 2017 – April 2018 there were 290,500 apprenticeship starts.
    • 44% were advanced level (equivalent to an A-Level)
    • 12% were higher (equivalent to a degree)
    • Using 2016-17 stats, with 491,300 starters, 86% went into healthcare, admin and law, retail, and engineering
  • A Feb 2017 government research found that:
    • 92% of apprentices felt there was a positive impact on their career
    • 87% employers were satisfied with the programme, and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their service/product


The evening’s presentation can be viewed by clicking here: Apprenticeship Information Evening.