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National Apprenticeships week 2022: Roles on offer reach record levels and 75,000 people search for an apprenticeship


Hampshire, 10th February 2022 – According to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, there are more apprenticeship roles than ever before on offer, up +28% on 2021, +203% on 2020 and +251% up on 2019 (based on year-to-date figures).

Encouragingly, candidates have made 74,574 searches for apprenticeship roles in February so far and in 2022 to date, applications to these roles have shot up by +37% on the same year period last year.

The data reveals that the industries proving most popular in National Apprenticeship week are:

Top Industries for Apprenticeship Job searches (Feb 2022 to date)

  1. Accounting/Financial/Insurance
  2. Administration
  3. Education
  4. Sales
  5. Retail/Purchasing
  6. IT
  7. Engineering
  8. Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific
  9. Construction
  10. Automotive/Aerospace

When it comes to taking the step of applying, young people wanting to start an apprenticeship chose the following sectors:

Top Apprenticeship Applications by industry (Feb 2022) 

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  1. Administration
  2. Engineering
  3. Construction
  4. Manufacturing/Surveying
  5. Distribution

Finally, the research also shows that apprentice salaries vary depending on the industry. In fact, the top five highest paying industries for apprenticeships currently are:

Top Apprenticeship Salaries (Feb 2022) 

  1. IT – average salary of £25,401
  2. Education – average salary of £22,117
  3. Manufacturing/Surveying – average salary of £19,006
  4. Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific – average salary of £18,800
  5. Sales – average salary of £18,237

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library comments: “This data provides clear evidence of the increasing popularity of apprenticeships. The breadth and diversity of roles on offer is attracting more candidates and the skills shortage in the UK job market is enticing employers to invest more heavily in these schemes.” 

Biggins continues: “If businesses don’t want to get left behind, they need to embrace apprenticeships. Training future generations of professionals should be high on the agenda for employers.”  

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