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