NHS: Apprentices

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152627, how many NHS apprenticeship starts there were by (a) employer and (b) region in each of those three years.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Data on the number of apprenticeship starts by employer are not currently held in the format requested.

The estimated numbers of apprenticeship starts for 2015/16 and 2016/17 split by region are set out in the following table.

Region

2015/16

2016/17

East Midlands

1,890

1,167

East of England

2,767

2,509

Kent Surrey and Sussex

1,277

943

North East

1,239

750

North West

3,451

1,747

North West London

746

551

North, Central and East London

814

1,087

South London

718

553

South West

1,915

1,617

Thames Valley

630

598

Wessex

931

615

West Midlands

2,021

1,850

Yorkshire and Humber

1,421

1,545

Total

19,820

15,532

Source: Health Education England

Figures on the numbers of public sector apprenticeships are not yet available for 2017/18. Public bodies in scope of the public sector apprenticeships target are required to report on their progress annually. The first reports, covering the 2017/18 period, are due by 30 September 2018.

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