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Young People: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of the core target group of 16 to 19-year olds have (a) applied for and (b) been accepted onto a traineeship to date in Bury St Edmunds constituency.

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)

I can confirm that traineeships provision is available in Bury St Edmunds, although traineeships data is not available at local authority or constituency level.

Traineeships are off to a strong start. Provisional data published on 16 October shows that 7,000 16 – 18-year-olds started a traineeship in the first year of the programme.

This data is published online at:

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