Week 96: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another colourful week

Latest reflections One of the factors that makes the process of collating my DA and HA data manageable, and that also provides a key message for any student seeking one, is that vacancies are spread across the entire year. There are peaks and troughs, but if you’re in your final year of education and want … Continue reading Week 96: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another colourful week

Week 95: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another busy week

Latest reflections Last week was a positive one all round, with over 300 new vacancies spread around the country. Yorkshire and the West Midlands were especially prominent and it’s perhaps a good time to do another quick regional comparison using my ‘per head of population index’ (i.e. the number of apprenticeships per 10,000 population across … Continue reading Week 95: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another busy week

Week 94: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – it’s all about data!

Latest reflections 2022 started with a decent crop of new HAs and a steady trickle of new DAs. In particular, the rise and rise of careers in Data continued unabated, with Data Science and Data Analytics accounting for 11% of all new DA and HA vacancies this week. The other main highlight was the posting … Continue reading Week 94: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – it’s all about data!

Week 93: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – latest developments

Latest reflections The two-week Christmas and New Year period has been quite busy, with BT, Lloyds Banking Group, BMW, Deutsche Bank, WSP and Roke Manor Research in Romsey (Hampshire) amongst the most notable recruiters. Some of the most interesting new vacancies were 16 User Experience Design DA s with BT, of which 10 are in … Continue reading Week 93: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – latest developments

Week 91: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – the positive story continues

Latest reflections December has been a busy month for both DAs and HAs and this week I picked up an interesting range of new or recent vacancies, amounting to 391 in total. These included: 20 Buying & Merchandising HAs in Watford with TJX UK, of which retailer TKMaxx is a part10 DAs in London for … Continue reading Week 91: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – the positive story continues

Week 90: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – still very positive

Latest reflections There were lots of highlights this week including bulk vacancies for Retail Management HAs with Marks & Spencer, more Associate Ambulance Practitioner HAs in London, a range of new DAs with BT, and McDonalds Chartered Manager DA programme. The rise and rise of Sales Executive HAs continued unabated too, with a further 49 … Continue reading Week 90: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – still very positive

Week 89: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – lots of activity

Latest reflections This was an exceptional week for DAs. The total number was boosted substantially by multiple new vacancies for Police Constables (PCDAs) in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cumbria, Retail Leaders with Morrisons, Food Technologists with Greencore and Chartered Managers at Accenture. With 140 new PCDAs in Suffolk and Norfolk, the regional ‘pecking order’ that I … Continue reading Week 89: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – lots of activity

Week 88: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – regional patterns continue to evolve

Latest reflections A further 384 new vacancies were added to my data this week, a figure that was boosted by the inclusion of multiple HA vacancies with Mazars and Deloitte. For the latter I have made informed but very cautious initial estimates of numbers for each of their locations and specialisms. Digital Technology Solutions DAs … Continue reading Week 88: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – regional patterns continue to evolve

Week 87: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – plenty of activity

Latest reflections Newcastle was prominent in Week 87 for two reasons. Firstly, it benefitted from 20 new DA vacancies in Software Engineering and Cyber Security with multinational professional services firm Accenture. Secondly, it’s also one of the centres to which EY, KPMG and PwC actively recruit apprentices for specific specialisms, and this week’s data includes … Continue reading Week 87: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – plenty of activity

Week 86: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another mixed bag

Latest reflections Higher Apprenticeships remained strong in Week 86, with the ‘big four’ (Sales Executives, Software Developers, Data Analysts and Accounting Technicians) continuing to perform well. The Construction sector was also quite active again, while Sports Coaches made further headway and various Health and Social Care specialisms were prominent too, including Associate Ambulance Practitioners in … Continue reading Week 86: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship vacancies in England in the COVID era – another mixed bag