Apprentices

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications are made on average before (a) a white and (b) an ethnic minority applicant secures an apprenticeship.

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

holding answer 5 September 2014

Information on the number of Apprenticeship applications made through the Apprenticeship vacancy online system is published online. The tables include a breakdown by ethnicity:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/340846/ApprenticeshipVacancyReport NumberofapplicationsbyAgeGenderEthnicityorSSA orProgrammeLevelAug14.xls

We do not collect robust information on the average number of applications made before an applicant secures an Apprenticeship.

Information on the number of Apprenticeship starts by ethnicity is also available online:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/324021/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls

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