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Asked on: 12 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Apprentices
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS apprentices starts there were in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.
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Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 15 June 2018

Health Education England recorded the numbers of National Health Service apprentice starts for 2015/16 and 2016/17 as shown in the following table.

Year

Total number of NHS Apprenticeship Starts

2015/16

19,820

2016/17

15,532

Source: Health Education England

Figures on the numbers of public sector apprenticeships are not yet available for 2017/18. Public bodies in scope of the public sector apprenticeships target are required to report on their progress annually. The first reports, covering the 2017/18 period, are due by 30 September 2018.

Health Education England is leading the development of a number of new health-related apprenticeship standards which will open up pathways for several careers across the NHS. As of May 2018, 21 new standards are ready for delivery and a further 29 are in development.

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