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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20476: Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update regarding the number of modern apprenticeship places in the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 18 December 2018

Skills Development Scotland does not report on Modern Apprenticeships by constituency area but instead by Local Authority Area. This means that the information and statistics which Skills Development Scotland hold are based on local authority area and cannot be broken down to constituency level.

In terms of East Ayrshire the local authority area which includes your constituency there were;

  • 982 apprentices in training as of 28 September 2018.
  • In 2017-18 there was 624 MA starts and;
  • From the 1 of April – 28 September 2018 there were 359 MA starts.