Apprenticeship starts figure

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Provisional figures for the number of apprenticeship starts in London indicates that the number is declining further, making your target of 250,000 starts by 2016 further out of reach. The LEP apprenticeships update has indicated that starts in London need to increase by 19 per cent year-on-year to achieve your pledge; do you still believe you can keep your promise and what action will you take to ensure London does not fall behind the rest of England when it comes to providing good quality apprenticeships?


Answer for Apprenticeship starts figure

Answer for Apprenticeship starts figure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am extremely proud of my record on apprenticeships.  We have had around 170,000 new apprenticeships starts, and that represents around 170,000 new skill sets imparted on London's working population through this project.  I consider the project already to be a big success.