Fewer techies completing apprenticeships

Summary:Far fewer people are finishing IT apprenticeships than are taking them up, new figures have shown

Far fewer people are finishing IT apprenticeships in the UK than are taking them up, new figures have shown.

The significant gap between the number of people beginning apprenticeships with IT companies in the UK and those completing them was revealed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in a written answer to parliament last week.

The BIS figures, announced by business minister Kevin Brennan, show that while 30,700 people started IT apprenticeships between 2005 and 2009, only 16,300 completed them.

For more on this story, see IT apprenticeships: Half as many techies finishing placements as starting on silicon.com.

Topics: Networking


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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