95% of apprentices would remain in company if offered job

95% of apprentices would remain in company if offered job

Findings from Drive My Career's latest Insight revealed that 95% of apprentices would remain with the same company if they received a job offer after their apprenticeship.

Drive My Career is the employment initiative launched by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) in February 2018 to improve the perception of the automotive industry among young people.

Drive My Career polls their target audience every two months to explore their perception of working in the automotive industry and their understanding of an ideal career. The latest survey had 387 responses and revealed positive attitudes towards apprenticeships.

When asked whether they preferred to go to university or start an apprenticeship, nearly half (47%) opted for the latter. Additionally, most respondents (95%) responded 'yes' to the question 'after an apprenticeship, would you continue to work for the same company if they offered you the job?'

Almost 40% of respondents said the 'earn while you learn' element is the most important part of an apprenticeship. This was closely followed by 'understanding the work environment' (27%) and 'gaining early work experience' (26%).

Sue Robinson, NFDA director, added, 'It is encouraging to see that a large percentage of young people see apprenticeships as an ideal route into their professional career. Our findings demonstrate the importance of investing in the workforce of the future.'

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