Job seekers in the United Kingdom are likely to find themselves competing with other countries in the hunt for an apprenticeship, according to a survey by the Association of British Chambers of Commerce.
The organisation surveyed 1,000 UK employers in June to see if they were considering the option of training the next generation of workers.
It found that more than 70 per cent of employers in the country said that the UK’s apprenticeship system is a good option.
In the survey, it was found that the most popular job search in the first two months of 2017 was for a job as a software developer.
A total of 5,827 people responded to the survey.
There was a noticeable gap between the number of job postings and those that were successful, with only 7 per cent getting hired.
The most successful job search was in the manufacturing industry, with 6 per cent successful.
Job vacancies are high in the public sector, with the number up slightly since the start of the year, according the Chambers’ survey.
It said that around 8,000 people were either working or looking for work in the private sector, which is the main employer in the U.K. In addition, there are an estimated 1.2 million people working in the education sector, according data from the Department for Education.
The data is used by the government to determine the job-seekers eligibility for support in the upcoming school holidays.