Where next?

Think tank: The Sutton Trust

Author(s): Various Authors

July 6, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust and UCAS looks at what influences the choices of would-be apprentices.

Demand for apprenticeships has grown significantly in recent years, with efforts to increase the supply and quality of apprenticeship opportunities being accelerated to meet rising demand. But what does the student journey look like for those considering apprenticeships? How are prospective apprentices from different backgrounds and with different characteristics able to navigate the apprenticeship journey? In this report, UCAS explore the experience of five different groups as they progress from initial interest to starting an apprenticeship, revealing the choices and barriers students face on the journey to an apprenticeship.