Number of apprentice starts per year in Shropshire
Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification whilst receiving work based training and paid employment. For employers the scheme offers the opportunity to develop their own staff, increase productivity and improve staff retention .
The number of apprentice starts for the year to Mar 2018 in Shropshire was 3,490. This comprised of:
750 aged 16 - 18
1,580 aged 19 to 24
1,160 aged 25 and over
The majority of apprenticeships were within the engineering and manufacturing sectors - see table below.
see the Department of Education website for additional apprentice statistics