New research from apprenticeships provider Positive Outcomes has revealed that more than one in five young adults believe taking the route of an apprenticeship means they will have to work in that industry for life.
The study questioned 227 young adults aged between 16 and 24, as part of research ahead of 2016 Apprenticeship Week. 22% of respondents feared that an apprenticeship set them on a career path that they’d have to stick with for life.
Kelly Ball, joint managing director of Positive Outcomes, said,
“The apprenticeship star is on the rise, but a big element holding apprenticeships back from becoming the go to educational career route is the misconceptions that surround them. One of the more surprising we uncovered during our research indicated a fifth of prospective apprentices believed their career path was set in stone were they to take up an apprenticeship. This certainly suggests that work needs to be done to dispel these myths!”