Apprenticeship definition

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Investment and Performance Board's 'measuring jobs - methodology' paper from 19 July 2012 states that "the number of apprentices will be counted against the Mayor's manifesto commitment where it can be shown that the apprenticeship position constitutes a new job." How can it be shown that an apprenticeship position constitutes a new job? What is the criteria?


Answer for Apprenticeship definition

Answer for Apprenticeship definition

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of apprenticeships started as a result of GLA Group investment will be counted against my manifesto commitment. Apprenticeships can be counted only if they represent a new post in an organisation. An existing post in a business replaced by an apprenticeship post does not count.  Apprenticeship work placements must be expected to last for 26 weeks to be recorded as successful apprenticeship starts.