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Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018

The Department of Education has released Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments and apprenticeship levy declared information.

The number of people starting an apprenticeship has risen for the first time since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy last April.

Figures published today by the DfE show 114,400 people started an apprenticeship in between August and October 2017 – 21,400 in August, 58,600 in September and 34,300 in October.

This is still more than 26 per cent lower than the figures reported at the same time last year, but it is a significant increase on the previous quarter, when starts dropped almost 60 per cent compared to the previous year and 48,000 people started an apprenticeship.

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