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Increasing interest in trade careers

According to a new survey, more than a third of 16- to 21-year-olds are less likely to choose a university education than they were before Covid-19.

Covid-19 prompting youngsters to think about Apprenticeships and Trades

According to a recent new survey, more than a third of 16 to 21-year olds are less likely to choose a university education than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic began. However, at the same time 42% of young people say they now more likely to consider on the job learning through programs like Apprenticeships.

Now in its fifth year, Redrow’s report looks at the barriers to entry-level recruitment into the construction and the house-building sector, as well as their recommendations on how to overcome these. Over 2,000 parents and young people, as well as more than 100 apprentices were contacted, and they benchmarked the findings against previous years.

This year’s result are particularly interesting as it reveals that more than a third (37%) of young people surveyed say that the pandemic has decreased the likelihood of them choosing university as their next step for education in the future.

The results reveal that 36% of young people are concerned about their job prospects since the onset of the pandemic, with many young people having been put out of work, and routes that combine working and education have a greater appeal.

The Mick George Group’s Apprenticeship Scheme has been a tremendous success so far, providing a new-generation with practical and theoretical experience, gaining the necessary qualifications with on the job experience.

Regardless of the department or specialisation, our Apprenticeship programme covers a wide range of positions, from office functions, site, and workshop operatives, to driver and transport roles. All of which present a fantastic opportunity for ambitious and passionate individuals of all age groups and abilities to gain new skills and start a new career in construction.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us now! Search our current Apprenticeship vacancies online and see what peaks your interest.

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