To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by her Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last three years.
I can advise that the Northern Ireland Office has offered apprenticeships at Levels three and four.
During 2015/16, one apprentice started at Level 3.
During 2016/17, no apprentices started.
During 2017/18, three apprentices started - two at Level 3 and one at Level 4.