Apprenticeship provider, Aspire Training Team, are bucking the trend when it comes to apprenticeship completion rates. In data recently announced by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), 71.7% of apprentices completed their apprenticeship in the year 2014-15, whereas for the Dorset-based provider the figure was 84%.
The national figure of 71.7% is a step in the right direction when compared to the previous year’s rate of 68.9%; the first rise in 3 years. With the government focus on promoting apprenticeships, their target to achieve 3 million apprenticeships starts by 2020 and the change in variety and quality of apprenticeship frameworks and standards, it’s not surprising to see the number of completions increasing. Completions by 16-24 year olds have excelled, however there has been a surprising fall in the number of completions for 19-24 year olds in higher apprenticeships.
Further research from the government shows positive figures for apprentices, namely that 89% of apprenticeship completers remain in work, with 71% remaining with the same employer where they completed their apprenticeship. These statistics show a real return on investment for employers who take on apprentices in terms of both productivity and retention.
Aspire Training Team takes great pride in the results they achieve, and are well placed to support their learners with many of the assessors and senior staff in the team beginning their career as apprentices themselves. It’s this passion and understanding that learners thrive from, as well as the professionalism and knowledge they learn from their assessors and the employers they are placed with.
The team works with employers and young people based in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset on bespoke apprenticeships in childcare, business administration, and health & social care. If you’re an employer considering hiring an apprentice, you can contact Aspire Training Team on 01202 551553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the recent report from the SFA you can view it online here.