Apprentice swap helps to finish training
who swap employers when considering dropping out of their training have a higher rate of completing their apprenticeship, new data shows.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research figures show apprentice completion rates are higher when the data also counts recommencements or employer swapping.
About one-quarter of trade apprentices leave their initial employer then restart their training with another.
Overall, 56.6 per cent of apprentices who leave their training but restart elsewhere finish their apprenticeship, 10 per cent higher than those who do not move to a new employer.
Food-trades apprentices are the least likely to complete their training while electrotechnology and telecommunications trades workers are the most likely.