Apprentices: North East

Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of apprentices in the north-east are aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following table shows the number and percentage of Apprenticeship programme starts in the north-east region by learners aged 16, 17 and 18 in 2010/11; the latest year for which final year data are available.

Apprenticeship programme starts by age in the north-east region, 2010/11
  Apprenticeship starts Percentage of all age apprenticeship starts
16 2,780 8
17 4,100 12
18 4,200 12
19+ 23,480 68
All age apprenticeships 34,550 100
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Figures may not sum due to rounding. 2. Percentages are calculated based on unrounded figures. 3. Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme. 4. Figures presented for 16-year-olds include a small number of under 16-year-olds. 5. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Geographic information is based on boundaries of regions as of May 2010. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by age is published in a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR and supplementary tables were published on 29 March 2012:

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