100 years of apprenticeships – most common apprenticeships in 1914 and 2014

1. Most common apprenticeships in 1914

  1. Dressmaking
  2. Engineering
  3. Carpentry 
  4. Drapery
  5. Millinery
  6. Fitting 
  7. Joinery
  8. Tailoring
  9. Plumbing
  10. Printing 

Source: 1911 census data 

  1. Health and social care
  2. Business administration
  3. Management
  4. Hospitality and catering
  5. Customer service
  6. Children’s care learning and development
  7. Retail
  8. Construction skills
  9. Engineering
  10. Hairdressing

Sources: SFA data; National Audit Office; Ancestry; the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

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