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 2017 in Shropshire was 4,000. This comprised of:

1,060 aged under 19

1,460 aged 19 to 25

1,480 aged over 25.

The majority of apprenticeships were within the engineering and manufacturing sectors - see table below.


Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care 60
Arts, Media and Publishing 20
Business, Administration and Law 740
Construction, Planning and Built Environment 100
Education and Training 60
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies 1,320
Health, Public Services and Care 900
Information and Communication Technology 260
Leisure, Travel and Tourism 90
Retail and Commercial Enterprise 440

see the Department of Education website for additional apprentice statistics