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Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 22nd June 2015.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of employers offer apprenticeships to 16 to 19 year olds in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Berwick-upon-Tweed 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)

Information on the proportion of employers offering apprenticeships is not centrally collected. However, data from the 2014 UKCES Employer Perspectives Survey[1] show that 16 per cent of all employers in the UK offered apprenticeships. The majority of these (15% of all employers) were formal Apprenticeships.

Among those employers offering formal Apprenticeships in the UK, 74 per cent offered them to 16 to 18 year olds and 75 per cent offered them to 19 to 24 year olds. Data is not available for the 16 to 19 age group or at regional or constituency levels.

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/373769/14.11.11._EPS_2014_-_Main_Report_full_V2.pdf (p.90)

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