Apprentices: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

(1) how many apprenticeships were (a) available and (b) taken up in (i) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (ii) North Staffordshire in 2007-08;

(2) what apprenticeships were (a) made available and (b) taken up in (i) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (ii) North Staffordshire in 2007-08.

Photo of Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

The latest fully audited data that we have is for the 2006/07 academic year. Figures are not directly available for North Staffordshire. Figures have been provided for Staffordshire local authority.

Apprenticeships are demand-led and employer responsive; therefore the number of apprenticeship places available is determined by the number of places employers are able to offer and subject to learner demand. That is why, in terms of monitoring performance, we focus on the number of people who actually start on an apprenticeship programme.

"World-class Apprenticeships" confirmed our commitment to stimulate a greater supply of apprenticeship places with employers. This is a key element of the remit of the new National Apprenticeship Service and its National Vacancy Matching Service which will help employers advertise apprenticeship vacancies and enable prospective apprentices to apply for them online.

Table 1 shows apprenticeship starts for 2006/07 for Staffordshire and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and nationally.

Table 2 lists the apprenticeship starts in Staffordshire in 2006/07 by Sector Framework of Learning.

Table 3 lists the apprenticeship starts in Newcastle-under-Lyme by Sector Framework of Learning.

Table 1: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 by geographical area
Area Starts
Nationally 184,000
Staffordshire(1) 3,590
Newcastle-under-Lyme(2) 450
(1) Staffordshire local authority based on learner's home postcode.

(2) Newcastle-under-Lyme parliamentary constituency based on learner's home postcode.

Note:

Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

Source:

ILR work-based learning data.

Table 2: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 in Staffordshire local authority by Sector Framework of Learning
Sector Framework of Learning Starts
Accountancy 110
Active Leisure and Learning 60
Agricultural Crops and Livestock 10
Amenity Horticulture 30
Animal Care (1)
Automotive Industry 10
Aviation (1)
Barbering (1)
Building Services Engineering Technicians (1)
Business Administration 340
Children's Care Learning and Development 230
Communications Technologies (Telecoms) 10
Construction 400
Contact Centres 110
Customer Service 330
Dental Nursing 20
Driving Goods Vehicles 10
Electrical and Electronic Servicing (1)
Electricity Industry (1)
Electrotechnical 110
Emergency Fire Service Operations (1)
Engineering 180
Engineering Construction (1)
Equine Industry 20
Farriery (1)
Fencing (1)
Floristry (1)
Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations (1)
Furniture Industry (1)
Gas Industry 20
Glass Industry (1)
Hairdressing 270
Health and Social Care 140
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 10
Hospitality and Catering 360
Industrial Applications 40
IT Services and Development 20
IT User 60
Land-based Service Engineering 10
Mail Services (1)
Management 60
Meat and Poultry Processing 10
Optical Advisor (1)
Pharmacy Technicians (1)
Plumbing 100
Polymer Processing and Signmaking (1)
Printing 10
Property Services (1)
Retail 160
Security Industry (1)
Sporting Excellence 10
Storage and Warehousing 40
Teaching Assistants (1)
Textiles (1)
Transport Engineering and Maintenance (1)
Travel and Tourism Services Leisure and Business 30
Trees and Timber (1)
Vehicle Body and Paint Operations 20
Vehicle Fitting 10
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 160
Vehicle Parts Operations 10
Vehicle Sales (1)
Veterinary Nursing 20
Wholesale, Distribution, Warehousing and Storage 40
Total 3,590
(1) Represents a number less than 10.

Notes:

1. Staffordshire local authority based on learner's home postcode

2. Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

3. Figures may not sum to the total due to rounding.

Source:

ILR work-based learning data.

Table 3: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 in Newcastle-under-Lyme parliamentary constituency by Sector Framework of Learning
Sector Framework of Learning Starts
Accountancy 20
Active Leisure and Learning (1)
Agricultural Crops and Livestock (1)
Amenity Horticulture (1)
Animal Care (1)
Automotive Industry (1)
Building Services Engineering Technicians (1)
Business Administration 40
Children's Care Learning and Development 30
Construction 40
Contact Centres 50
Customer Service 50
Dental Nursing (1)
Electrotechnical 10
Engineering 20
Equine Industry (1)
Furniture Industry (1)
Gas Industry (1)
Hairdressing 30
Health and Social Care 10
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (1)
Hospitality and Catering 30
Industrial Applications 10
IT Services and Development (1)
IT User 20
Management 10
Plumbing 10
Retail 20
Storage and Warehousing (1)
Textiles (1)
Travel and Tourism Services Leisure and Business (1)
Vehicle Body and Paint Operations (1)
Vehicle Fitting (1)
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 20
Vehicle Parts Operations (1)
Wholesale, Distribution, Warehousing and Storage (1)
Total 450
(1) Represents a number less than 10.

Notes:

1. Newcastle-under-Lyme parliamentary constituency based on learner's home postcode

2. Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

3. Figures may not sum to the total due to rounding.

Source:

ILR work-based learning data.

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