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Latest apprenticeship starts data

DfE have published their latest Apprenticeships and Traineeships Aug-April 2017/18 statistical release.

There have been 290,500 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and April 2018 for the 2017/18 academic year. This compares to 440,300 starts reported in the equivalent period in 2016/17, a decrease of 34%.

However, there has been a big increase in the number of people starting on the newer apprenticeship standards – 119,500 were reported in the first three quarters of 16/17 in comparison to 11,000 reported at this time last year – an increase of 986%.

The number of people starting higher level apprenticeships has increased by 12.5% on 16/17 – and has gone from 19,200 at this time in 15/16 to 36,000 this year.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: “While the number of people starting apprenticeships has decreased overall, this is not unexpected. There is good news in these figures and I’m pleased to see the number of people starting on new, higher-quality apprenticeships has increased by almost 1000% this year.

“There are also tens of thousands more people starting on higher level apprenticeships, which are available in a range of cutting edge industries, and more people achieving their apprenticeships.”

DfE have published their latest Apprenticeships and Traineeships Aug-April 2017/18 statistical release.

There have been 290,500 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and April 2018 for the 2017/18 academic year. This compares to 440,300 starts reported in the equivalent period in 2016/17, a decrease of 34%.

However, there has been a big increase in the number of people starting on the newer apprenticeship standards – 119,500 were reported in the first three quarters of 16/17 in comparison to 11,000 reported at this time last year – an increase of 986%.

The number of people starting higher level apprenticeships has increased by 12.5% on 16/17 – and has gone from 19,200 at this time in 15/16 to 36,000 this year.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: “While the number of people starting apprenticeships has decreased overall, this is not unexpected. There is good news in these figures and I’m pleased to see the number of people starting on new, higher-quality apprenticeships has increased by almost 1000% this year.

 “There are also tens of thousands more people starting on higher level apprenticeships, which are available in a range of cutting edge industries, and more people achieving their apprenticeships.”

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