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Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019


Thousands of searches carried out on LCR Apprenticeship Portal since launch

Since its launch, the new Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Portal has drawn thousands of visitors. The Be-More website developed by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is the UK’s first one-stop web portal for apprenticeships, and brings together apprenticeship opportunities from employers, whilst providing prospective apprentices in the Liverpool City Region with exactly the local information they need.

The web portal, which is the first of its kind, not only offers opportunities, but also features guides on how to apply, how to get there, and even what specific travel benefits may be available as well as guides for parents assisting their children who may be pursuing apprenticeship opportunities.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:

“This is the first portal anywhere in the country bringing together such a wide range of information about apprenticeship opportunities and how to apply for them, and we have built it here, in the Liverpool City Region, specifically for our residents.

“In my election manifesto I promised to simplify the way people access apprenticeship opportunities through an easily accessible, online apprenticeship portal for the city region and I’m proud to have fulfilled that pledge.

“Visitors to the portal will be amazed at the type of apprenticeships we have in the city region, it’s not just the traditional trades, you can study at degree level and beyond in subjects ranging from Clinical Engineering to becoming a Paralegal. There is certainly much more on offer in terms of opportunities and qualifications than when I did a traditional bricklaying apprenticeship.”

The site also offers a fast growing library of City Region based apprentice case studies and experiences so visitors to the site can read about the diversity of the opportunities available as well as find out what life is really like as an apprentice.

Site statistics

Since launch to 15 May 2019, the site has received visits from 2,591 users, the majority of whom are finding the site directly: encouragingly around 400 access the site via social media.  On average, users are viewing 6.72 pages and spending nearly 4½ minutes viewing them.  This is higher than anticipated and shows that users are engaging on the site, taking time to look at the information and vacancies which are there.

11,589 searches have been made in total, an average of 4.5 per user.  The most popular search is Engineering (638 searches) followed by Construction (172) and IT (172).  There are typically around 500 vacancies live at any one time, although this fluctuates from time.  The most viewed vacancy was for the Programme Management Apprentice for Culture at Sefton MBC, being viewed 131 times.

The majority of users are accessing via desktop machines, followed by mobile devices with a small proportion accessing via tablet.

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