Apprenticeship Figures

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3608
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following your answer to my Mayor's Question 2014/3123, paragraph 4.7 (of agenda item 9 of the Investment and Performance Board's 19 August 2014 meeting) states that the apprenticeship figures are "currently" not included in the job creation estimates. This suggests they may well be in the future. The preceding sentence moreover states that the apprenticeships figure "can legitimately count towards the 200,000 jobs target." Why do you believe this, when they concern two separate manifesto commitments and constitute two entirely separate forms of employment?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeship Figures

Answer for Apprenticeship Figures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The National Apprenticeship Service defines an apprenticeship as a "real job with training" (http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/be-an-apprentice/other-questions/faqdetails1.aspx). As a result, the definitions for counting the number of jobs against my manifesto commitment include apprenticeships (see: http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s33982/09b_Measuring%20Jobs_Appendix%202.pdf). However, as noted in my previous answer, in our reporting to date no apprenticeships have been counted against the manifesto commitment to create 200,000 jobs.