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Our apprenticeship system is helping more people to gain new skills

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Today, Thursday 29 August, the department has released the latest apprenticeship and levy statistics, which cover August 2018 to June 2019. The figures show apprenticeship starts have increased by 5.8% and over 70% of people in June 2019 started their apprenticeship journey on one of our new higher-quality apprenticeships

This is great news, and shows that apprenticeships are giving people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to learn new skills and get great jobs.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

It’s amazing to see over 70% of people in June 2019 started their apprenticeship journey on one of our new higher-quality apprenticeships – the highest figure since we introduced our reforms. It is also great news that the number of people starting an apprenticeship in 2018/19 so far has increased by 5.8% compared to this time last year.

Thanks to our reforms, apprenticeships are now longer, higher-quality, with more off-the-job training and have a proper assessment at the end. They are giving people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to gain the skills to get ahead in life. There are now over 450 of our new high-quality apprenticeships available at all levels in everything from chef, solicitor, aerospace engineer and marine pilot.

Find out more at www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/and get on the path to a rewarding career.

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