Manufacturing Industries: Apprentices

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th December 2020.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new apprenticeships were made available in the manufacturing industry in each year since 2010.

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

The most recent statistics on apprenticeship starts by industry sector cover the academic years 2012/13 to 2018/19 and are published on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-in-england-by-industry-characteristics

The following table shows the number of apprenticeship starts in the manufacturing industry in England between academic years 2012/13 and 2018/19.

Academic year

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Total matched apprenticeship starts

450,710

388,590

445,910

457,020

449,830

346,840

366,170

C - Manufacturing

29,780

27,230

32,180

36,820

36,170

26,160

26,850

Data previous to 2012/13 is unavailable and data for 2019/20 will be published in February 2021.

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