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Data from the published 2009 National Employer Skills Survey1 (NESS) show that in London Government Office Region, 5 per cent of employers2 offer apprenticeships. Based on weighted information using the NESS database3, it is estimated that this would approximate to between 11,000 and 12,000 establishments currently offering apprenticeships within the London region.
The NESS report suggests that this at least in part reflects the fact that London has a lower share of industries that traditionally employ apprenticeships.
1 Figure 8.7, P. 215 in https://ness.ukces.org.uk/Hidden%20 Library/NESS09/FINAL%20NESS%20Main%20report%20 for%20the%20web.pdf accessed on
2 Employers in this survey are based at the establishment level and not at the enterprise level
3 Figures are based on weighted information using the NESS 2009 database on the
Table 1 below shows apprenticeship programme starts for London Government Office Region and England from 2003-04, the earliest year for which we have comparable data to 2009-10, the latest year for which we have final data.
|Table 1: Apprenticeship Programme Starts by Government Office Region, 2003-04 to 2009-10|
Source: Individualised Learner Record
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
2. Geographic information is based on the home postcode of the learner.
3. Figures for 2009-10 are based on the geographic boundaries of regions as of May 2010. Figures for 2003-04 to 2008-09 based on earlier geographic boundaries are available in the SFR Archive, but these cannot be directly compared with new figures due to boundary changes.
Information on apprenticeship starts is published in a quarterly statistical first release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 31st March 2011 http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_current