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S5W-13401: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which (a) companies and (b) sectors have taken on the largest numbers of modern apprenticeships in each month since April 2016.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 9 January 2018

Information on Modern Apprenticeship starts is compiled by Skills Development Scotland on a quarterly basis.

(a) The names of the companies who have taken on the largest numbers of apprentices is exempt under FOISA exemption 33(1)(b) "commercial interests".

(b) The Quarterly figures detailing the 3 sectors which have taken on the largest numbers of modern apprenticeships from April 2016 through to the end of the second quarter for 2017-18 are provided in the following tables.

Quarter 1 2016-2017

Sector

Starts:

Hospitality & Tourism

534

Construction & Related

493

Retail & Customer Service

489

Quarter 2 2016-2017

Sector

Starts:

Construction & Related

3,091

Sport, Health & Social Care

858

Engineering & Energy Related

844

Quarter 3 2016-2017

Sector

Starts:

Construction & Related

1,071

Sport, Health & Social Care

759

Hospitality & Tourism

710

Quarter 4 2016-2017

Sector

Starts:

Construction & Related

1,279

Sport, Health & Social Care

1,204

Hospitality & Tourism

1,074

Quarter 1 2017-2018

Sector

Starts:

Construction & Related

505

Hospitality & Tourism

476

Sport, Health & Social Care

428

Quarter 2 2017-2018

Sector

Starts:

Construction & Related

2,780

Sport, Health & Social Care

975

Engineering & Energy Related

822