Apprenticeships

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3108
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many apprentices have now been taken on as a result of the Mayor's work to create apprenticeships? What sectors were these apprenticeships in and what proportion of apprenticeships were in traditional trades? How many of the apprentices have completed their apprenticeships and how many have gone on to work in relevant full time employment following the completion of their apprenticeships? How many apprentices are in relevant full time employment a year after completing their apprenticeships? How are the apprenticeships being advertised and promoted and what groups are being targeted for recruitment? What is the breakdown of apprenticeships by borough, gender, age and ethnicity? What is the average age of the apprenticeships facilitated by the Mayor? What ongoing support is the Mayor providing to employers to enable them to take on apprenticeships?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeships

Answer for Apprenticeships

Answered By: 
The Mayor

How many apprentices have now been taken on as a result of the Mayor's work to create apprenticeships?

Since August 2010 there have been 86,410 Londoners starting an Apprenticeship (period between Aug 2010 to July 2012 ie two full academic years)

What sectors were these apprenticeships in and what proportion of apprenticeships were in traditional trades?

Appendix attached shows the breakdown of those starts at Sector Subject Level

How many of the apprentices have completed their apprenticeships and how many have gone on to work in relevant full time employment following the completion of their apprenticeships?

33,790 Londoner's have completed an apprenticeship between August 2010 and July 2012. Note completers are not the same necessarily the same cohort as those who started in this period; some may have started their Apprenticeship prior to August 2010 and a proportion will still be in learning

The majority of Apprenticeship completers (85 per cent) were still in employment, and most of these (64 per cent of completers overall) were with the same employer with which they completed the Apprenticeship. Evaluation of Apprenticeships: learners BIS May 2012 Research paper 76

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/About-Us/~/media/Documents/NAS-12-812-...

How many apprentices are in relevant full time employment a year after completing their apprenticeships?

We do not currently measure/track 'one year' on, however, we know that as mentioned above, the majority of Apprenticeship completers (85 per cent) were still in employment, and most of these (64 per cent of completers overall) were with the same employer with which they completed the Apprenticeship.

How are the apprenticeships being advertised and promoted and what groups are being targeted for recruitment?

Training providers / colleges are required to advertise new vacancies on the Apprenticeship vacancies website. There are around 8,000 jobs advertised on Apprenticeship vacancies at any time

What is the breakdown of apprenticeships by borough, gender, age and ethnicity?

See attached spreadsheet which details breakdown at borough level and age. At the present time BIS have not published data at London level on ethnicity

What is the average age of the apprenticeships facilitated by the Mayor?

Age breakdown by bands of 16-18, 19-24 and 25+ are outlined in the attached spreadsheet

What ongoing support is the Mayor providing to employers to enable them to take on apprenticeships?

The Mayor is working in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service to grow the number of businesses and Londoners benefiting from Apprenticeships.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) focuses on increasing the number of apprentices in England and is responsible for all elements of Apprenticeships in England including funding, and implementing Government policies aimed at improving the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships.

NAS works with employers to help them introduce apprentices into their businesses, through a dedicated team of impartial expert Apprenticeship advisers who work with businesses of all sizes to analyse training needs and identify relevant Apprenticeships and the best way of providing the training.

NAS also helps those looking to start their careers find an Apprenticeship opportunity, through the Apprenticeships Vacancy (AV) system.

Further support and advice is available at apprenticeships.org.uk or 08000 150 600 The Mayor has secured 4,000 grants of £1,500 from the National Apprenticeship Service for employers who have not previously taken on an Apprentice in the last year