The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) apprenticeship vacancies online system shows that there were 7,950 live apprenticeship vacancies on
The apprenticeships vacancies system does not provide a measure of the number of people seeking an apprenticeship at any given time. In the first two months (August and September) of the 2011-12 academic year 88,730 candidates activated an account on the system, enabling them to make applications for advertised vacancies. This total does not include individuals who activated accounts in previous quarters but are still seeking an apprenticeship.
A vacancy can be advertised on both the apprenticeship vacancy online system and also via an employer's own website.
It is not possible to record those applications which have gone directly to the employer, therefore the applications only relate to the vacancies advertised through the apprenticeship vacancies online system.
Apprenticeship vacancy online reports are updated on a monthly basis and published by the Data Service on the fourth day of each calendar month at the following link:
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