Growing manufacturing apprenticeships

The UK is currently experiencing the biggest factory boom in 19 years, its growing manufacturing industries are facing an increasing shortage of skills.

Rather than looking abroad to fill the widening skills gap many companies have been making good use of the Government’s apprentice scheme to find the UK’s next generation of leaders and skilled craft people.

Since 2010, 1.5 million young people in the UK have enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme, with the National Apprenticeship Service recently reporting there is now a staggering 11 applicants for every apprenticeship vacancy.

Watch this video outlining the benefits to a business of launching an apprenticeship scheme, behind the scenes at British upholstery experts Duresta and Parker Knoll.