Apprenticeships in the construction industry (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4030
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you tell me how many apprentices in the construction sector in London have successfully obtained employment after completion of their apprenticeship per year since 2010? If you do not collect this information, how will you know how successful your new programme will be on increasing the shortage of construction skills in London?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry (2)

Answer for Apprenticeships in the construction industry (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Skills Funding Agency does not publish data on the number of apprentices that have successfully obtained employment after completion of their apprenticeship by sector.   The 2012/13 Apprenticeship Evaluation of Learners revealed that the majority (81 per cent) of those who had completed their apprenticeship were still either in full-time or part-time work. Of those still employed, 82 per cent were employed by the same employer with whom they completed their apprenticeship.

 

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 isn’t 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.