Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

The Department has taken a proactive approach to apprenticeships and is working to embed apprenticeships so that they are a core part of our learning and development offer. We continue to increase the take-up of apprenticeships year on year and apprentices currently make up 2.5% of the Department’s 1,808 workforce.

We are refreshing our apprenticeship strategy and working on our engagement strategy across the Department to continue raising awareness.

We are continuing with our proactive approach to align apprenticeships opportunities more closely with our recruitment activity.

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