Number of apprentice starts


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