Record number of apprenticeships

A record number of apprenticeships are being offered by firms in England, ranging from nursing to fisheries management, a new report has shown.

The National Apprenticeship Service said up to 15,000 places will be available to students receiving their exam results this summer.

Apprenticeships range from traditional subjects such as nursing, computing, horticulture and electric vehicle engineering, to new industries such as life science and supply chain management.

Each apprenticeship is attracting about seven applicants, the report added.