Apprentices:Written question - HL1718

Asked on: 21 July 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Apprentices
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, (3) 18 year-olds, and (4) 19-24 year-olds, started on an apprenticeship in the areas of science, engineering, manufacturing and technology in (a) 2012–13, and (b) 2013–14.
A
Answered by: Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Answered on: 04 August 2015

Table 1 shows the number of young people starting apprenticeships in the ‘Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies’, ‘Information and Communication Technology’ and ‘Science and Mathematics’ Sector Subject Areas in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

This information is not available as proportions of the population of each age group.

Table 1: Number of Apprenticeship starts by 16,17, 18 and 19-24 year-olds in the Engineering and Manufacturing Techologies, Information and Communication Technology and Science and Mathematics Sector Subject Areas in 2012/13 and 2013/14

Sector Subject Area

Age

2012/13

2013/14

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

16

6,980

6,850

17

7,570

8,470

18

10,220

10,800

19-24

20,950

22,530

Information and Communication Technology

16

940

720

17

1,500

1,480

18

2,490

2,830

19-24

4,810

5,340

Science and Mathematics

16

10

30

17

30

50

18

90

110

19-24

120

130

Total

16

7,900

7,600

17

9,100

10,000

18

12,800

13,700

19-24

25,900

28,000

Notes:

1) The source is the Individualised Learner Record.

2) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10, with the exception of totals which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

3) Age is based upon self-declaration by the learner and is defined as age at start of Apprenticeship.



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