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Apprentices: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many apprenticeship places in the construction industry he expects to be offered in (a) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (b) North Staffordshire in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10. (226605)

The latest fully audited data that we have are for the 2006-07 academic year. Figures are not directly available for the North Staffordshire. Figures have been provided for the Staffordshire local authority.

Apprenticeships are demand-led and employer responsive; therefore the number of apprenticeship places available is determined by the number of places employers are able to offer and subject to learner demand. That is why, in terms of monitoring performance, we focus on the number of people who actually start on an apprenticeship programme.

“World-class Apprenticeships” confirmed our commitment to stimulate a greater supply of apprenticeship places with employers. This is a key element of the remit of the new National Apprenticeship Service and its National Vacancy Matching Service which will help employers advertise apprenticeship vacancies and enable prospective apprentices to apply for them online.

Table 1 shows apprenticeship starts for 2006-07 for Staffordshire and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and nationally.

Table 2 lists the apprenticeship starts in Staffordshire in 2006-07 by Sector Framework of Learning.

Table 3 lists the apprenticeship starts in Newcastle-Under-Lyme by Sector Framework of Learning.

Table 1: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 by geographical area

Area

Starts

Nationally

184,000

Staffordshire1

3,590

Newcastle-Under-Lyme2

450

1 Staffordshire local authority based on learner’s home postcode.

2 Newcastle-Under-Lyme parliamentary constituency based on learner’s home postcode.

Note:

Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

Source:

ILR Work-Based Learning Data

Table 2: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 in Staffordshire local authority by sector framework of learning

Sector framework of learning

Starts

Accountancy

110

Active Leisure and Learning

60

Agricultural Crops and Livestock

10

Amenity Horticulture

30

Animal Care

1

Automotive Industry

10

Aviation

1

Barbering

1

Building Services Engineering Technicians

1

Business Administration

340

Children's Care Learning and Development

230

Communications Technologies (Telecoms)

10

Construction

400

Contact Centres

110

Customer Service

330

Dental Nursing

20

Driving Goods Vehicles

10

Electrical and Electronic Servicing

1

Electricity Industry

1

Electrotechnical

110

Emergency Fire Service Operations

1

Engineering

180

Engineering Construction

1

Equine Industry

20

Farriery

1

Fencing

1

Floristry

1

Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations

1

Furniture Industry

1

Gas Industry

20

Glass Industry

1

Hairdressing

270

Health and Social Care

140

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

10

Hospitality and Catering

360

Industrial Applications

40

IT Services and Development

20

IT User

60

Land-based Service Engineering

10

Mail Services

1

Management

60

Meat and Poultry Processing

10

Optical Advisor

1

Pharmacy Technicians

1

Plumbing

100

Polymer Processing and Signmaking

1

Printing

10

Property Services

1

Retail

160

Security Industry

1

Sporting Excellence

10

Storage and Warehousing

40

Teaching Assistants

1

Textiles

1

Transport Engineering and Maintenance

1

Travel and Tourism Services Leisure and Business

30

Trees and Timber

1

Vehicle Body and Paint Operations

20

Vehicle Fitting

10

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

160

Vehicle Parts Operations

10

Vehicle Sales

1

Veterinary Nursing

20

Wholesale, Distribution, Warehousing and Storage

40

Total

3,590

1 Represents a number less than 10.

Notes:

1. Staffordshire local authority based on learner’s home postcode.

2. Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

3. Figures may not sum to the total due to rounding.

Source:

ILR Work-Based Learning Data

Table 3: Apprenticeship starts in 2006/07 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme parliamentary constituency by sector framework of learning

Sector framework of learning

Starts

Accountancy

20

Active Leisure and Learning

1

Agricultural Crops and Livestock

1

Amenity Horticulture

1

Animal Care

1

Automotive Industry

1

Building Services Engineering Technicians

1

Business Administration

40

Children's Care Learning and Development

30

Construction

40

Contact Centres

50

Customer Service

50

Dental Nursing

1

Electrotechnical

10

Engineering

20

Equine Industry

1

Furniture Industry

1

Gas Industry

1

Hairdressing

30

Health and Social Care

10

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

1

Hospitality and Catering

30

Industrial Applications

10

IT Services and Development

1

IT User

20

Management

10

Plumbing

10

Retail

20

Storage and Warehousing

1

Textiles

1

Travel and Tourism Services Leisure and Business

1

Vehicle Body and Paint Operations

1

Vehicle Fitting

1

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

20

Vehicle Parts Operations

1

Wholesale, Distribution, Warehousing and Storage

1

Total

450

1 Represents a number less than 10.

Note:

1. Newcastle-Under-Lyme parliamentary constituency based on learner’s home postcode.

2. Figures include apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, and a very small number of higher level apprenticeships.

3. Figures may not sum to the total due to rounding.

Source:

ILR Work-Based Learning Data