Five Most Popular Types of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes and they are banded into subject sector areas or types of apprenticeships, so you find a variety of apprenticeships with some commonality together under one category. Here we look at the five most popular types of apprenticeship.

Broadly apprenticeships fall into the following types:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
  • Arts, Media and Publishing
  • Business, Administration and Law
  • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Health, Public Services and Care
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Languages, Literature and Culture
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Preparation for Life and Work
  • Retail and Commercial Enterprise
  • Science and Mathematics

Which apprenticeships are the most common?

When it comes to the number of apprenticeships offered and taken up by people, the following are the five most popular apprenticeships.

Business, Administration and Law apprenticeships

Between 2011 and April 2016 there have been 700,140 apprentices in the area of business, administration and law.

What kinds of apprenticeships are included in business, administration and law?

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

There are many more, including things like the new Paraplanner apprenticeship and the Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeship.

Health, Public Services and Care apprenticeships

Between 2011 and April 2016 there were 566.560 apprenticeships in health, public services and care.

What kinds of apprenticeships are included in health, public services and care?

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Care leadership
  • Children and young people’s workforce
  • Court, tribunal and prosecution admin
  • Emergency fire service
  • Allied health professions
  • Emergency care
  • Optical retail
  • Pharmacy
  • HM Forces
  • policing

Again, there are more that we have listed here so it’s worth investigating.

Retail and Commercial Enterprise apprenticeships

Between 2011 and April 2016 there were 450,450 retail and commercial enterprise apprentice starts.

What kinds of apprenticeships are included in retail and commercial enterprise?

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies apprenticeships

Between 2011 and April 2016 there were 337,520 apprentices in engineering and manufacturing technologies.

What kinds of apprenticeships are included in engineering and manufacturing technologies?

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Engineering construction
  • Aviation ground operative
  • Building services
  • Composite engineering
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Electrotechnical
  • Gas industry
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Nuclear working
  • Rail engineering
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment apprenticeships

Between 2011 and April 2016 there were 80,170 construction and the built environment apprentices.

What kinds of apprenticeships are included in construction, planning and the built environment?

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Construction civil engineering
  • Construction building
  • Construction management
  • Plumbing and heating
  • surveying
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