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Apprentices: Construction

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of applications for apprenticeships in the construction industry in each year since 1997; and how many places were available in each of those years. (201038)

I have been asked to reply.

Information about the number of people applying for apprenticeships is not collected or held centrally. Information about the number of people starting apprenticeships in the construction industry is provided in the following table. Figures for years prior to 2002-03 are not available.

Construction apprenticeships starts 2002-03 to 2006-07

Number

2002-03

23,706

2003-04

15,229

2004-05

18,742

2005-06

15,731

2006-07

21,004

Notes:

1. Includes all age groups and both apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships.

2. Figures include engineering construction and construction; framework codes 107 and 116.

Source:

Work Based Learning Individualised Learner Record.