Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Phil Boswell Phil Boswell Scottish National Party, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2015 to Question 11065, how many of the 2 million apprenticeships created in the last Parliament were in the (a) retail, (b) skilled labour and (c) construction sector.

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)

Apprenticeships are categorised according to the Sector Subject Area of the Apprenticeship. Table 1 shows Apprenticeship starts between 1 May 2010 and 30 April 2015 by Sector Subject Area.

There is no Sector Subject Area for skilled labour.

Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts by Sector Subject between May 2010 and April 2015

Sector Subject Area

Total starts May 2010 to April 2015

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

35,900

Arts, Media and Publishing

6,100

Business, Administration and Law

712,200

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

85,500

Education and Training

30,300

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

324,800

Health, Public Services and Care

538,300

Information and Communication Technology

79,000

Languages, Literature and Culture

-

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

81,900

Preparation for Life and Work

-

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

482,300

Science and Mathematics

1,400

Unknown

-

Total

2,377,500

Notes:

1) Source is the Individualised Learner Record

2) Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.

3) "-" represents a base value less than 50.

4) Q4 2009/10 covers May 2010 to July 2010; Q1-3 2014/15 covers August 2014 to April 2015; 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 academic years cover August to July.

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