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Changing Americans Pathways

Gemma Fishel - Thursday, September 17, 2015

Unemployment is one of the biggest barriers politicians tackle to overcome in their reigning manifestos, and when it comes to designing schemes to get the nation back to work it can be proven quite the task. With a country such as America, with an unemployment rate of nearly 6% (Over 100 million people) there’s no wonder they’re turning in the direction of apprenticeships and further training on the job. Currently only 5% of the USA’s population starts an apprenticeship, and in comparison to our growing numbers and Germany’s 60% it’s comparatively low!

Not producing a sufficient number of skilled workers is leaving the country’s workforce in a severe shortage of relevant talent that is required within companies. That’s why projects like Philadelphia Works are being funded in order to fill the skills gap, with practical work experience while receiving specified qualifications with no debt at the end.

As you can see, for one of the biggest countries in the world, they have the 3rd lowest apprenticeship starts for the year 2012, which has no doubt been a catalyst for political party leaders to take under their wing the task of improving the workforce training and infrastructure and improving it dramatically.

On the other end of the scale, here in the UK, we’re just beginning to welcome our 3million new apprenticeships created by our current government along with the new minimum wage. Everything is on the up and we cannot wait to continue to see our percentage increase!

If you want to find out more about apprenticeships and the pathways on which they can take you then view our current vacancies and start hitting apply. It’s time to start your apprenticeship adventure!

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