Most young people would consider apprenticeships
A new report from housebuilder Redrow on perceptions of careers in construction shows that most young people would now consider applying for an apprenticeship, and the majority of parents have discussed an apprenticeship role with their child.
The results reveal that, although misconceptions about construction roles remain, perceptions are improving. Fewer young people believe that a career in construction involves mainly manual labour (40%). The majority (68%) of young people stated that they would consider applying for an apprenticeship scheme or are already partaking in one.
ECA and YouGov research from 2017 found that just 8% of students were being advised by their careers advice service to take up an apprenticeship when they leave school.