Department for Education: Apprentices

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to reach the public sector apprenticeship target.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department has successfully met its public sector target for the number of apprenticeship starts in each of the previous three years. The table below shows the target and actual number of starts, and the resulting percentage of the workforce that this represents.

Year

Target number of starts

Actual number of starts

Percentage of the workforce

2017/18

108

116

2.30%

2018/19

134

195

3.20%

2019/20

155

188

2.80%

Data taken from Department for Education Departmental Summary 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20.

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