Almost 1 in 6 London businesses have former apprentices on boards

Some 15% of London companies have at least one former apprentice on their board, new research shows.

A survey by the City and Guilds Institute of London found more than a third of employers said apprentices end up in various management positions in their companies.

Half agreed that apprentices made good managers.

However, the capital still appoints fewer former apprentices to senior management positions than the national average, which stands at 19%.

This was partly due to the types of companies based in London.

Industries such as construction offered the best prospects for apprentices, as half of the industry’s board members were apprentices. This was followed by manufacturing and engineering, agriculture and energy and power.

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