To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices there were in the (a) construction, (b) administration and human resources, (c) agricultural and land based services, (d) broadcast film and media, (e) chemical, oil and nuclear energy, (f) customer service and retail, (g) energy and utilities, (h) electrical and engineering, (i) financial services, (j) food and drink, (k) hair and beauty, (l) logistics, (m) hospitality and travel, (n) marine, (o) property, (p) public services, (q) sports and fitness and (r) chemical, oil and nuclear sector in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.
Information is not available to identify the total number of apprentices by sector as listed above.
Table 1 as follows shows apprenticeship starts for 2007/08 and 2008/09 (based on provisional data) by sector subject area.
|Table 1: Apprenticeship starts by sector subject area|
|Sector subject area||2007/08||2008/09( 1)|
|Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care||4,500||5,100|
|Arts, Media and Publishing||100||200|
|Business, Administration and Law||50,700||62,700|
|Construction, Planning and the Built Environment||27,800||27,900|
|Education and Training||300||1,200|
|Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies||43,100||36,000|
|Health, Public Services and Care||31,100||34,200|
|Information and Communication Technology||8,000||8,700|
|Languages, Literature and Culture||(2)-||(2)-|
|Leisure, Travel and Tourism||6,300||11,100|
|Preparation for Life and Work||(2)-||(2)-|
|Retail and Commercial Enterprise||49,300||46,800|
|Science and Mathematics||(2)-||(2)-|
|(1 )Provisional. |
(2) Indicates a base value of less than fifty.
2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest hundred.
3. Unlike participation figures, figures are comparable between 2008/09 and earlier years as demand led funding does not affect starts.
4. Apprenticeship starts for 2008/09 are provisional. Starts will rise by approximately 2-3 per cent.. This revised information will be shown in the December 2009 SFR, and the accompanying supplementary tables.
5. Full-year numbers are a count of the number of starts at any point during the year. Learners starting more than one framework will appear more than once.
6. Higher level apprenticeships are included with advanced apprenticeships. Programme-led apprenticeships recorded in WBL ILR returns are included in the above figures.
More detailed data are also available by apprenticeship sector framework code and by region. This was published in supplementary tables S6.1 and S6.2 of the Statistical First Release published in October. This information can be found here: