Apprentices: Tourism:Written question - 24347

Q
Asked by Maria Eagle
(Garston and Halewood)
Asked on: 26 January 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Apprentices: Tourism
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships were created in the tourism sector in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2014-15.
A
Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 29 February 2016

The number of apprenticeship starts in the ‘Leisure, Travel and Tourism’ Sector Subject Area by academic year are shown in Table 1.

Table 1 - Apprenticeship starts, 2010/11 to 2014/15

Sector Subject Area

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

21,590

19,770

14,360

11,350

13,070

We are committed to reaching 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020. There were 2.4 million apprenticeship starts over the previous Parliament.

Apprenticeships are paid jobs and their availability is dependent on employers offering opportunities and hiring apprentices.

The figures in the table are found in the apprenticeship data library:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/493777/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls

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