Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th December 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 (a) white and (b) Black and minority ethnic applicants started, (i) apprenticeships and (ii) traineeships in the last three years; and what proportion of each such group completed them.

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)

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by ethnicity is published in a supplementary table to a Statistical First Release (SFR):

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378235/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls

Apprenticeship success rates show the proportion of apprenticeships that are successfully completed in each year. Success rates by ethnicity are published in Table 13A of the Equality and Diversity data report:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351432/1213_E_D_-_Main_Tables_FINAL_XLS_September_14.xls

The number of traineeship starts by ethnicity is presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Traineeship starts by ethnicity, 2013/14

Ethnicity

Traineeship Starts

% Ethnicity

BME

2,000

18.8%

White

8,400

80.2%

Not known/not provided

100

1.0%

Total

10,400

100.0%

Notes:

1) The source is the Individualised Learner Record.

2) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100.

3) Percentages are calculated using pre-rounded data.

Traineeships is a new programme and we will look to publish further completion and progression data once the data quality is deemed acceptable. A separate note is available online where further details can be found:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378733/traineeships-completions-and-progressions-note-nov14.pdf

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