Government Departments: Apprentices

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprentices (1) under the age of 21, and (2) over the age of 21, were employed within the Department for Work and Pensions on 1 June, excluding agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

As of 1 June 2012 there were no apprentices employed in the Department for Work and Pensions. During 2011-12 the department employed 108 apprentices whose apprenticeship ended on 31 March 2011 and there will be a further 238 going through the apprenticeship programme this financial year but they will not be starting until July 2012.

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