2019 to 2020 progress report

We have a public sector target around new apprenticeship starts. We aim to have apprentices make up 2.3% of our workforce. This target runs from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.

We're required to report back every year on our progress and this is the second report we sent to the Department for Education covering 2019 to 2020.

Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2019 7631
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2019

7839

Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 920
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2019 156
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2020 170
Number of new apprentices in England whose apprenticeship arrangements started between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. This includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship 82
Number of full-time equivalents 6306.5
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 8.91%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2020 2.17%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2019 1.07%

2018 to 2019 progress report

We have a public sector target around new apprenticeship starts. We aim to have apprentices make up 2.3% of our workforce. This target runs from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.

We're required to report back every year on our progress and this is the second report we sent to the Department for Education covering 2018 to 2019.

Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2018 8,010
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2019 7,631
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 935
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018 112
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2019 156
Number of new apprentices in England whose apprenticeship arrangements started between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. This includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship 74
Number of full-time equivalents 6,104
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 7.49%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2019 0.93%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2018 0.87%

 

2017 to 2018 progress report

This is the first report we sent to the Department for Education covering 2017 to 2018.

Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2017 8,168
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2018 8,010
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 864
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2017 55
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018 112
Number of new apprentices in England whose apprenticeship arrangements started between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. This includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship 73
Number of full-time equivalents 6,488
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 8.45%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2018 1.4%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2017 0.89%