Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Jo Cox Jo Cox Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices who started their apprenticeships since 2010 were already employed staff converted to apprenticeship status; and what the (a) age, (b) gender and (c) constituency was of each such person.

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)

Details on entry routes onto Apprenticeships can be found in the Apprenticeships Evaluation: Learners survey report online. The survey comprised a representative sample of 5,000 apprentices. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/387662/bis-14-1208-Apprenticeships-Evaluation-Learners-December-2014.pdf

In 2013/14, two thirds (64%) of apprentices worked for their employer before starting their apprenticeship. This has decreased since 2012/13 when it was 68%.

In 2013/14, nine out of ten (91%) apprentices aged 25+ worked for their employer before starting the apprenticeship, compared with 29% of apprentices aged 16-18 and 60% for those aged 19-24. Women are more likely to be internal recruits (72%) than men (54%).

Further breakdowns can be found on page 23 of the above report. This information is not included in our routine data collection and hence data is not available since 2010. Information is not available for entry routes by constituency.

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