The department, as at the 1 January 2018, had 687 employees directly employed working on the areas of higher education, further education and apprenticeships.
These employees are within the department’s Higher Education and Further Education (HEFE) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) directorates.
The breakdown of these employees in the respective directorates is as follows;
Number of employees
National Apprenticeship Service
*this includes the business areas of Professional and Technical Education (PTE) and Careers and Further Education (CFE).
In addition, other departmental employees are working on apprenticeships outside the Directorates listed. This work, however, is integrated into other roles and they are, therefore, not directly employed to work on higher education, further education and apprenticeships.