Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Jack Lopresti Jack Lopresti Conservative, Filton and Bradley Stoke

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by his Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department is committed to the Civil Service apprenticeships agenda, and is striving to form at least 2.3% of our workforce through apprenticeships at a variety of levels. Apprenticeships are currently offered by the Department at Level 3 to Level 7 (inclusive).

Since 1 April 2015, there have been the following apprenticeship starts in the Department:

Year

Level

Apprenticeship starts

2015/16

Level 4

2

2016/17

Level 3

7

Level 4

7

2017/18

Level 3

4

Level 4

9

Level 5

1

Level 7

7

2018/19

Level 3

1

Level 4

1

Level 5

1

2018/19 confirmed but not yet started

Fast Track Apprentice

8

Forecasted 2018/19 Q1

5

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