Survey of City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers’ List

On average, 30 per cent of their company’s senior management positions are filled by former apprentices

Over half (51 per cent) said the average time for an apprentice to reach a management position in their firm was five years or less; 33 per cent said the same for non-apprentices

The key skills which former apprentices bring to managerial positions were cited as knowledge of the business (98 per cent), on-the-job experience (95 per cent), and industry specific skills (93 per cent).