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Indeed.com on UK budget and apprenticeship scheme

David Rudick, VP International Markets at #1 job site worldwide Indeed.com, has prepared the following comment on the Apprenticeship scheme initiative announced as part of the 2014 Budget.

“We are pleased to see the initiative announced today by the Chancellor to provide 100,000 new apprenticeships in support of the existing government framework to help more of Britain’s unemployed into work. There is no doubt that more needs to be done to smooth the transition between education and work for young people – a focus on apprenticeships is a welcome step in the right direction.

Currently, Indeed.com advertises 30,000 apprenticeship positions for over 12 million monthly job seekers here in the UK. Our data shows that Management and Financial Services remain the top sectors for internships, currently accounting for around 40% of all internships in the South East alone. This is despite industries such as architecture and engineering experiencing the widest skills gap, showing the highest number of job vacancies and the greatest number of applicants for each open position. We also found that 6% of internships in the Southeast are computer/technology internships, which reflects the growing start up economy in London.

But this huge boost to apprenticeships must be supported by the careers advice that is delivered in schools. Schools and employers must work more closely together to demystify the job search process, and ensure that careers advisors are better equipped to offer the appropriate training and careers advice schemes. Providing the appropriate direction to school leavers will help the next generation decide what career is right for them, not mistaking the first available job for the right job.”

- David Rudick, VP International Markets, Indeed.com

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