500 apprentices recruited in one month
Lifetime Training has recruited more than 500 apprentices in one month, its highest number to date. This is 50% higher than this time last year.
More than 4000 apprentices have been recruited in the last 12 months across all of Lifetime’s sectors. This is an 83% uplift year-on-year. Hospitality is the highest performing sector by far (2329), with fitness and active leisure (910) and retail and business administration (416) second and third respectively and early years following closely behind (384).
Of those who have been recruited, 56% of apprentices were aged 16-18yrs (2437), 36% were 19-23yrs (1547) and 8% were 24+yrs (348).
George Dee, apprentice recruitment manager at Lifetime Training, said:
“The Apprentice Recruitment team has enjoyed its most successful year to date, with over 4,300 apprentices supported into apprenticeship opportunities across large and small employers alike.
"Based on this success, our aim is to continue to develop and grow this service, supporting the changing perception of apprenticeships, and promoting the viable options they offer to both businesses and employees now and in the years to come. It is our vision to deliver an exemplary recruitment service that will underpin employers’ recruitment and workforce development strategies.”
On average, Lifetime’s apprentice recruitment team takes 28 days to fill a vacancy, from initial request to sign up. During this time the team offers employers support with vacancy advertising, candidate screening, interviewing and, where applicable, assessment days. Lifetime’s apprentice recruitment service is free to employers.
To find out more about Lifetime Training apprenticeships, visit www.lifetimetraining.co.uk.