Week 130: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – slow but with a glimmer of light

Latest reflections I’m becoming increasingly conscious of all the talk of recession and observing whether any signs emerge about this affecting the availability of the apprenticeships I cover in my regular blog (Levels 4 to 7). Indeed Week 130 was as slow as anything I can remember during the past four years. Given that I’m … Continue reading Week 130: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – slow but with a glimmer of light

Week 129: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – regional variations are showing up on the radar

Latest reflections Having tracked new degree and higher apprenticeships continuously for almost four years now, I’m getting a good sense of the way they pan out across each academic year. In particular August and September always tend to be quite slow for degree apprenticeships, but then they’ll normally accelerate as we move into October. In … Continue reading Week 129: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – regional variations are showing up on the radar

Week 128: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a quiet end to the summer

Latest reflections August petered out as quietly as I expected this week, with only 69 new vacancies across the entire United Kingdom meeting my criteria and just 14 of them being at Levels 6/7 (13 in England and 1 in Scotland). However, this is pretty much par for the course at this time of year. … Continue reading Week 128: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a quiet end to the summer

Week 127: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest update

Latest reflections Just a brief update this week, as late-August is always relatively quiet. I recorded 145 new vacancies in England, following which all the data below has been amended accordingly, plus a small amount of activity in Scotland and Wales to add to a future report I’m working on for the other home countries. … Continue reading Week 127: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – latest update

Week 126: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a week of intrigue!

Latest reflections As I said last week, Mid-August usually tends to be very quiet especially for DAs. Sure enough, even though I’m now tracking new vacancies across all four home countries, by Wednesday night I’d recorded just 10 new Level 6/7 apprenticeships and barely 30 at Level 4/5 in the whole of the United Kingdom. … Continue reading Week 126: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – a week of intrigue!

Week 125: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – steady but never dull

Latest reflections Mid-August is always a relatively quiet period especially for DAs and my latest week’s data reflects this with a modest total of 141 new vacancies recorded in England. There’s always something interesting to report though. For the second week running School Sports Coaches and Sales Executives were the most prominent occupations and the … Continue reading Week 125: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – steady but never dull

Week 124: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – quite a busy week for the time of year

Latest reflections New vacancies in England were steady last week, with HAs in particular being fairly buoyant while DAs always tend to be a bit quieter in August. It wasn’t a very good week for ‘levelling up’ though, with about 60% of newly-posted vacancies being in London and the South East despite those regions comprising … Continue reading Week 124: Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – quite a busy week for the time of year

Week 123 Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – lots of activity especially in West Yorkshire

Latest reflections Just a brief commentary this week, but there’s been plenty of activity on the DA and HA front as well as the belated addition of a crop of DA Accountancy/Audit vacancies that I missed earlier in the year. It was an especially busy week in Yorkshire, including a bulk posting of Police Constable … Continue reading Week 123 Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – lots of activity especially in West Yorkshire

Week 122 Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – with more new regional data

Latest reflections Thanks to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a little more number-crunching on my part, the regional breakdowns that I provide have been further improved, adjusted and updated this week. Consequently, this part of my cumulative data is now more accurate and comprehensive than anything I’ve previously produced. The North East and … Continue reading Week 122 Higher & Degree Apprenticeship overview – with more new regional data