The Department for Education (DFE) have published statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships from August to October 2018.
The report shows that Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2018/19 academic year have increased in comparison to figures reported at this time in 2017/18.
Below are the summary and key headlines from the report:
- 132,000 apprenticeship starts have been reported so far in 2018/19, compared with 114,400 reported at this time in 2017/18, an increase of 15.4%.
- There have been 1,627,300 apprenticeship starts since May 2015, and 4,004,900 starts since May 2010.
- 61,400 levy-supported starts were reported in the first quarter of 2018/19, representing 46.5% of total starts. There have now been 268,500 levy-supported starts recorded since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
- 76,300 apprenticeship starts on the new apprenticeship standards were reported in the first quarter of 2018/19, representing 57.8 per cent of total apprenticeship starts. There have now been 269,400 starts on apprenticeship standards since their introduction.
For further information and to download the full report, please click here.