Since 2010, 1.5 million young people in the UK have enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme, with the National Apprenticeship Service recently reporting there is now a staggering 11 applicants for every apprenticeship vacancy.
So what should a potential employer looking for when taking on an apprentice? What benefits can apprentices bring to your business and the area, and how can they help businesses develop and grow in the future?
One of the biggest challenges that the modern manufacturing industry still faces, is that of perception.
People do not realise the wide range of job roles that are on offer and the skills required to be successful. So how can businesses set to change this mentality? Watch our video which outlines the benefits to a business of launching an apprenticeship scheme, as we go behind the scenes at British upholstery experts Duresta and Parker Knoll.