Apprentices

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 28th October 2013.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 16 to 18 years old and (ii) 19 years and above started an apprenticeship in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

Table 1 shows the number of Apprenticeship programme starts by age and gender. Final data are shown for 2010/11 and 2011/12 and provisional data are shown for the 2012/13 academic years.

Table 1: Apprenticeship programme starts by age and gender, 2010/11 to 2012/13 (provisional)
Age Gender 2010/11 full year 2011/12 full year 2012/13 full year (provisional)
Under 19 Male 74,400 73,300 61,300
  Female 57,300 56,500 50,400
         
19+ Male 136,800 171,000 162,800
  Female 188,700 219,700 220,600
Notes: 1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100. 2. Age is based on age at the start of the Apprenticeship programme. Source: Individualised Learner Record

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