To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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.
In total, DExEU has had 19 Level 4 Apprentices start through the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Programme; and two Level 3 Apprentices. From the time DExEU was formed this equates to four starts in 2016, and 17 in 2017, of which:
2016: Four Level 4 Apprentices
2017: 15 Level 4 Apprentices and 2 Level 3 Apprentices.
Through apprenticeships, the Civil Service aims to enhance diversity and improve social mobility; strengthen the skills base of our current and prospective workforce; and provide high quality learning opportunities that are embedded into workforce planning and professional career paths.