Data set from Apprenticeships and traineeships

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Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • % of employees starting apprenticeships in period
  • % of new employees who were apprentices in period
  • Apprentices % at end of period
  • Sub-sector
Time period
2017-18 to 2019-20

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandArmed Forces37.1153.320.813.613.210.882.2154.520.813.5448.535.37.9
201920Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandCivil Service12.1355.89.32.633.17.522.6363.516.24.41031.817.41.7
201920Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandFire Authority192.821.
201920Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocal Government2361.51081.420.01.8135.615.811.71066.125.12.43442.443.21.3
201920Financial yearNationalE92000001EnglandNHS2091.61127.023.32.1195.318.19.31173.030.02.63442.351.51.5

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 15 variables
Variable nameVariable description
app_endApprentices at end of period (thousands)
app_newNew apprentices in period (thousands)
app_new_cumulativeCumulative new apprentices since April 2017 (thousands)
app_priorApprentices prior to period (thousands)
bodiesNumber of employers included in period


  1. New apprentices includes employees who were already working for the body before beginning their apprenticeship, as well as new apprentice hires
  2. Sub-sectors have been assigned based on a mapping of Apprenticeship Service account names to public sector bodies
  3. Headcount and apprentice numbers are rounded to the nearest 100
  4. Staff in schools maintained by a Local Authority are included within the figures for the Local Authority, not in the 'schools' category
  5. The Civil Service is covered by a single return compiled by the Cabinet Office.
  6. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated based on unrounded volumes

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