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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18836: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many apprenticeships there have been in each year since 2007, broken down by business sector.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 25 September 2018

Skills Development Scotland(SDS) is responsible for contracting Modern Apprenticeship (MA) places. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) gathers information on Apprenticeship starts by occupational groupings.

AsSDS began collating data on occupational groupings in 2013-14.

The number of MA starts per year by occupational grouping is laid out in the following table.

 

Occupational Grouping

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16*

2016-17

2017-18

Administration & Related

2,175

2,451

2,359

2,154

1,811

Animal Care, Land & Water based

470

394

270

298

296

Automotive

1,051

1,118

1,203

1,118

1,085

Chemicals & Biotechnology Related

57

65

35

19

30

Construction & Related

4,435

4,409

4,894

5,934

6,104

Creative & Cultural Skills

269

319

207

353

221

Engineering & Energy Related

1,816

1,704

1,458

1,255

1,339

Financial Services

429

502

759

752

931

Food & Drink

1,023

1,064

1,250

1,111

1,251

Hospitality & Tourism

3,279

2,940

2,773

2,987

2,766

Management

1,034

829

783

666

557

Other Manufacture

31

26

203

293

355

IT & Other Services

609

845

1,100

1,302

2,107

Personal Services

996

965

1,007

936

831

Retail & Customer Service

3,072

2,886

2,718

2,683

2,263

Sport, Health & Social Care

3,008

3,047

3,323

3,295

3,628

Transport & Logistics

1,530

1,683

1,476

1,106

1,570

Total

25,284

25,247

25,818

26,262

27,145

 

All end of year Modern Apprenticeship statistics dating back to 2010 are published on the SDS website and can be found at the following link.

https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/publications-statistics/statistics/modern-apprenticeships/?page=1&quarter[]=Q4&statisticCategoryId=4&type[]=8&order=date-desc