Apprentice travel cards

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many apprentices have taken up the offer of the discounted oyster card in each year since its introduction (including figures for the year to date)? Has there been any increase in applications following National Apprenticeship Week 2014?


Answer for Apprentice travel cards

Answer for Apprentice travel cards

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The scheme has only been available since May 2013.

3,217 cards were sent out in 2013 and 986 have been sent so far this year

In the week prior to National Apprenticeship Week 2014 (24-28 Feb) there were 72 applications.

In National Apprenticeship Week itself (3-7 March 2014), 102 applications were made - an increase of 40 per cent.