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Apprenticeships

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government as of 1 July 2013, how many apprentices under the age of 21 have been employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for longer than (1) 12 months, and (2) 24 months.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

For the period 1 July 2011 to 1 July 2012 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills employed 1 apprentice under the age of 21. For the period 1 July 2009 up to 1 July 2011 there were no apprentices employed under the age of 21. There are currently 6 apprentices under the age of 21 working in the Department and from September 2013 this will rise to 12. We expect at least another 6 apprentices under the age of 21 to join the Department in the new year.

All apprenticeships offered by the Department are at least 12 months duration. All current and future apprentices outlined above will he employed for a minimum of 24 months by the end of their apprenticeship. Of these 15 are or will be permanent staff.

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