• Apprenticeships starts down nearly a quarter last year

    Apprenticeship numbers fell by almost a quarter last year compared to the year before, according to final figures published by the Department for Education this morning.  There were 375,800 apprenticeship starts in 2017/18, a drop of 118,600 – or 24 per cent – on 2016/17’s total of 494,400, and a decrease of 26 per cent

    9.39 Dec. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Monthly apprenticeships update: June starts down 40 per cent on 2016

    Apprenticeship starts for June are down 40 per cent on the same month in 2016 – but up 57 per cent on last year. There have been 22,300 starts recorded so far in June 2018, compared with 37,000 in June 2016 according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s monthly apprenticeship statistics update, published this morning.

    9.32 Sep. 13th, 2018 | News

  • Monthly update: apprenticeship starts down 39 per cent in April

    Apprenticeship starts for April are down 39 per cent, compared with the same period in 2016. There have been 24,100 starts recorded so far in April 2018, compared with around 39,400 in April 2016 according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s monthly apprenticeship statistics update, published this morning. The 2016 figures are final, whereas the

    9.37 Jul. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Open letter sees government on defensive before apprenticeship figures announced

    The government is on the defensive one day before the latest apprenticeship figures appear, expected to show a continued year-on-year drop. An open letter signed by skills minister Anne Milton, Institute for Apprenticeships boss Sir Gerry Berragan (pictured above) and dozens of senior figures from business schools, businesses and other organisations wants the sector to

    0.01 Jun. 13th, 2018 | News

  • Why are apprenticeship drop-out rates so high?

    Jisc’s Paul Feldman argues that to boost completion rates, we first need to understand why apprentices are dropping out The government’s desire to have three million people start apprenticeships by 2020, and its moves to widen access through last year’s careers strategy, are both steps in the right direction. These measures will feed into the

    5.00 Mar. 20th, 2018 | Opinion