In Wales as a whole apprentice numbers jumped from 17,470 in 2009/10 to over 28,000 by 2015. Most of these were Foundation Apprenticeships (55%), the next level up of Level 3 Apprenticeships accounted for 38% of the total, and the top level Higher Apprenticeships (introduced in 2011/12 to replace the Modern Skills Diploma) accounted for 7% of the total.
The Welsh capital is one of UK’s fastest growing urban areas and it acts as the major regional service centre for many large companies. It has sector strengths in finance, retail and media and together with the Vale of Glamorgan dominates Wales’ economy. Specialist areas of strength are Bioscience (companies like GE Healthcare, Shaw Healthcare, Bio Trace and Cogent are based in Cardiff) and ICT, with strong links to Cardiff University boosting the research side.
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