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Apprenticeship targets


This data has been published in accordance with the public sector apprenticeship target.

Public bodies in England employing more than 250 people are required to have regard to the target of 2.3% of their headcount as apprentices over the period April 2017 to March 2021.

The figures below reflect the reporting period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Number of employees who work in England

DescriptionTotal
Number of employees on 31 March 2020307
Number of employees on 31 March 2021313
Number of new employees who started work between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 202136

Number of apprentices who work in England

DescriptionTotal
Number of apprentices on 31 March 20207
Number of apprentices on 31 March 20215
Number of new apprentices who started work between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 (this includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship)2

Reporting percentages

DescriptionTotal
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 20215.56%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 20211.60%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 20200.65%