Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 17th May 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 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 George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra currently offers apprenticeships ranging from Level 2 (Business Administration) through to a Level 7 qualification in Finance.

Since April 2016 there have been 79 apprenticeship starts in Defra, broken down against scheme level as follows:

2016/17

Name

Level

Equivalent Educational Level

Number of Starts

Advanced

3

A Level

29

Higher

4, 5, 6 & 7

Foundation Degree and above

4*

*3 at Level 4 and 1 at Level 5

2017/18

Name

Level

Equivalent Educational Level

Number of Starts

Advanced

3

A Level

16

Higher

4, 5, 6 & 7

Foundation Degree and above

30

Data on apprentices was not held centrally in 2015 so we are unable to provide information for that year.

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