Apprentices: North Cornwall

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of people undertaking paid apprenticeships in North Cornwall.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The department holds and publishes a range of data relating to apprenticeships using the information collected through the Individualised Learner Return. For example, information on the number of learners starting apprenticeships by geographical area, including by parliamentary constituency is published on GOV.UK. The table below provides apprenticeship starts for the North Cornwall Constituency in the 2016/17 academic year and in the first quarter of the 2017/18 academic year:

2016/17

2017/18 Quarter 1

Apprenticeship Starts

760

170

Notes:

1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.

2) 2016/17 covers August 2016 to July 2017, and 2017/18 Quarter 1 covers August to October 2017.

These data are published in the FE data library on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships.

Additionally, statistics showing the destinations outcomes of learners completing apprenticeships between 2014 and 2015 are available in the FE outcome-based success measures publication:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-outcome-based-success-measures-2014-to-2015. For example, in Cornwall, 2,760 apprenticeships from 2014/15 completed apprenticeships with 82% having a sustained employment rate, 17% having a sustained learning rate, and 85% having a sustained positive destination rate.

It should also be noted, that all learners starting apprenticeships are paid at least the minimum wage. Additional information on the rules and regulations of employing apprentices is available on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice.

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