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Apprentices: Torbay

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships which will be taken up by people over 24 years old in Torbay constituency in the next five years. (312864)

Information on projected apprenticeship volumes is not available by parliamentary constituency.

In 2008/09, there were 190 apprenticeship starts by learners aged 25 and over in Torbay parliamentary constituency.

Nationally, in our Skills Strategy (Skills for Growth, November 2009) we promised to boost advanced and higher apprenticeship opportunities for 19 to 30-year-olds.


1. Figures for parliamentary constituency are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. This figure is based on age at start of programme and upon the home postcode of the learner.