Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Conservative, Wells

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeship starts there have been in each year since 1997.

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)

Table 1 shows the number of Apprenticeship starts in England from the 1997/98 academic year to 2014/15.

Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts, England, 1997/98 to 2014/15

Academic Year

Apprenticeship Starts

1997/98

75,000

1998/99

118,000

1999/00

165,000

2000/01

177,000

2001/02

162,000

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-

2002/03

167,700

2003/04

193,600

2004/05

189,000

2005/06

175,000

2006/07

184,400

2007/08

224,800

2008/09

239,900

2009/10

279,700

2010/11

457,200

2011/12

520,600

2012/13

510,200

2013/14

440,400

2014/15

499,900

Notes:

1) Data source for 2002/03 onwards is the Individualised Learner Record. Data source from 1997/98 to 2001/02 was the Individualised Student Record, managed by the Further Education Funding Council. Therefore data prior to 2002/03 is not directly comparable to later years.

2) Data for 2002/03 onwards is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships

3) Data prior to 2002/03 are rounded to the nearest thousand.

4) Data from 2002/03 onwards are rounded to the nearest hundred.

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