On 27 May 2021, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, responded on behalf of the Department for Education to two written questions on apprentices.
The questions, asked by Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern, inquired as to how many apprenticeships have been started since January 2021 and how many apprenticeships starts there have been by level, sector and region over the same period.
Keegan’s full answer below:
Department for Education
27 May 2021
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been started since January 2021 to the latest available date for which data is available.
Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships starts there have been by (a) level, (b) sector and (c) region since 1 January 2021.
Gillian Keegan: In January and February 2021, reported to date, there have been 49,550 apprenticeship starts in England. The attached table contains breakdowns of these 49,550 starts by sector subject area and level. The last publication of apprenticeship starts by region covers August 2020 to January 2021, reported to date, and can be found in the ‘Geographical breakdowns’ section of the ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships’ release: https://explore-educationstatistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/2020-21. The next update of apprenticeship starts by region will be published in July 2021.