20 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

This week’s headlines Week 20 brought another mixture of good news and not so good news. The good news is that the number of new Higher Apprenticeships being posted in England seems to be rising, with 148 new vacancies in the last three weeks. That’s still barely a third of the numbers posted pre-lockdown, but … Continue reading 20 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

19 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

Headlines Week 19 was another one of highs and lows. The highlight was the posting of 150 Police Constable degree apprenticeships (PCDAs) by West Yorkshire Police. Clearly, these will not all be snapped up by school or college leavers, but 18-year-olds would nonetheless be eligible to apply. The week also saw 44 new higher apprenticeship … Continue reading 19 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

18 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

Headlines There’s good news and bad news this week. The bad news is that just 9 degree apprenticeships were posted in England in Week 18, which is the second worse figure since I started keeping records in Autumn 2018. The only week that was even worse than this was the very first week of lockdown … Continue reading 18 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

17 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: brief update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

Summary Since ‘lockdown’ started on Monday 23rd March 2020, I’ve been keeping a record of all new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies posted in England on the government ‘Find an apprenticeship’ website, excluding any that I perceive as unsuitable for an 18-year-old school or college leaver. I compare the data with the corresponding number of weeks … Continue reading 17 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: brief update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

16 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

Headlines Week 16 saw a marginal upturn. It remains to be seen whether this is a watershed moment or just another false dawn, but there does seem to be a gradual upward trend.    Each week I’ve been comparing the number of new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies in England posted since the day ‘lockdown’ … Continue reading 16 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

15 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

Background Here’s my latest summary of the impact COVID-19 has had on the volume of new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies in England, including occupational and regional analyses.    My objective has been to compare the number of new vacancies posted since ‘lockdown’ started on 23rd March 2020 with the numbers for the corresponding number of … Continue reading 15 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England

14 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: new update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England, with regional analysis

Better news this week Every Monday since mid-May I’ve been sharing my weekly reflections on the impact COVID-19 has had on the volume of new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies in England. I also now include a regional analysis that shows the location, by county and region, of all 587 vacancies recorded since ‘lockdown’ started … Continue reading 14 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: new update on the impact of COVID-19 on Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England, with regional analysis

12 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: Higher & Degree Apprenticeships in England and the impact of COVID-19

Bad news but also a hint of good news These are my latest reflections on the impact COVID-19 has had on new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies. It’s my fourth weekly update since the original article I posted on 19th May. My objective has been to compare the number of new vacancies advertised in England since … Continue reading 12 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: Higher & Degree Apprenticeships in England and the impact of COVID-19

11 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: Higher & Degree Apprenticeships and the impact of COVID-19

Background These are my latest reflections on the impact COVID-19 has had on new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies. It’s an update to the blogs I posted on 19th May, 26th May and 1st June, with minor tweaks to the way I record and present the information. Headlines During the week of 1st to 5th June I recorded … Continue reading 11 weeks after the start of ‘lockdown’: Higher & Degree Apprenticeships and the impact of COVID-19

More webinars from Aberystwyth University

Following my blog article last month about Aberystwyth University’s new Veterinary Science and joint Climate Change degree courses, I’m hearing that the webinars they ran on these topics have been a great success and they’ve added two more. The last in the original run are: Thursday 4th June, 1.00pm to 2.00pm: Geography - Sustainability & the … Continue reading More webinars from Aberystwyth University