North East Apprenticeship Applications Up

31 May 2013, 09:40

A record number of people are applying for apprenticeships in the North East - with the biggest rise in Middlesbrough

In Middlesborough, 17 people are applying per vacancy - the highest rate in the North East. 

Almost 370,000 applications were made online in the quarter to April across the UK, an increase of a third compared to the same time last year.

The number of apprenticeships being advertised rose by 15% to 32,600, with between 10 and 17 people applying for each position.

The biggest increases in apprenticeship vacancies were in vehicle sales, the power industry, clinical healthcare support, advanced engineering construction and leisure management.

The most competitive sectors included the arts, media and publishing. 

Town / City 2011/12 Q3 2012/13 Q3 % Change Year
On Year 
Darlington 970 1830  88.66
Durham 2830   3350 18.37 
Gateshead 1400  2720  94.29 
Middlesbrough  610 1650  170.49 
Newcastle  3770  4220  11.94 
North Tyneside  1700  2180  28.24 
North Yorkshire  1090  1260  15.60 
Northumberland  1630  1970  20.86 
South Tyneside  870  1190  36.78 
Sunderland  2060  3330  61.65 


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