Apprenticeships in the construction industry (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4029
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you tell me how many apprenticeship completions there have been in the London construction sector per year since 2010? If you do not collect this information, how do you measure the success of apprenticeships in the construction sector in London, including your new programme to increase the shortage of construction skills in London?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry (1)

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Skills Funding Agency is responsible for publishing data on apprenticeships.  Published data on the number of apprenticeship starts and completions is available by sector subject area in each region. The table below includes published data on the number of apprenticeships completed in the sector subject area of Construction, Planning and the Built Environment for London and England from August 2010 till July 2013:

 

Place

Year

2010/11 Full Year

2011/12 Full Year

2012/13 Full Year

 

Sector Subject Area

Construction Planning and the Built Environment

Construction Planning and the Built Environment

Construction Planning and the Built Environment

London

 

930

730

590

England Total

 

14,100

12,400

8,800

 

The 2012/13 Apprenticeship Evaluation of London Employers revealed that eighty per cent of apprenticeship employers stated that all of their apprentices completed their training.

 

I am concerned that not enough young Londoners are entering the construction industry, which is why I recently launched the CITB/ LEP programme. Whilst the CITB / LEP joint investment is not set up to deliver apprenticeships, it will support 100 NEET young Londoners into a shared work-placement scheme with construction employers. Outputs across each work stream will be monitored by officers throughout the lifetime of the programme.