Aside from internships and graduate jobs, young people have narrow views of the employment opportunities open to them after leaving education, says Barclays.
New research from Barclays found that apprenticeships could be found as career entry routes into most sectors. Intentions to hire apprentices this year were reported by employers in a range of sectors, including transport and logistics (40%), law (31%) and healthcare (25%).
It is the knowledge of this variety that eludes 14- to 25-year-olds, according to Barclays’ latest LifeSkills Barometer. More than half (55%) responded that they would consider applying for an apprenticeship once they leave education.
Sixty-nine per cent of young people were aware that apprenticeships could be undertaken in manufacturing, but awareness was far lower for newer qualifications in healthcare (25%), insurance (24%) and travel (33%).
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