Construction apprentices are more satisfied than their counterparts in other sectors, according to a survey published today by the government.
The survey of 5,000 apprenticeships found that 77 per cent of those doing construction, planning and other built environment apprenticeships were very satisfied with their experience.
They were also the most satisfied with the amount of training and how it was balanced with work, according to the report from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Skills minister John Hayes said: “These results are a credit to the construction industry and training providers.
“Excellent training is key to a successful career in the industry so it pleasing that apprentices are already reporting high levels of satisfaction.”
He added that the survey results would be used to focus on improving quality in areas of weakness.
The survey also found that built environment apprentices were most likely to report positive work outcomes, and attribute these directly to the impact of their apprenticeship.
Construction apprentices scored highly when compared with other sectors including information & communication technology, health, public services & care and leisure, travel & tourism.
Overall, the survey found that 89 per cent of apprentices across all sectors were satisfied with their training.