The NUS and Apprentices - working together

Apprentice in-page imageApprenticeships are considered to be as important as higher education in enabling the UK economy to compete internationally. In 2009-10 there was a total of just under 500,000 apprentices, with more than 279,000 apprenticeship starts in that year, an increase of over 16% on the previous year. The UK government is committed to seeing these numbers increase further and is working with employers, colleges and the NUS to deliver a first class level of service and support to apprentices.