Apprenticeships Report 2018

Posted by David Cammack on 23rd April 2018

Following on from last’s year’s report on Apprenticeships (if you missed it, you can catch-up on it here:, we have prepared an update based on the statistics for 2016-17 that were published recently by the Government. Unfortunately the Government introduced a levy on larger employers who take on apprentices that came into force just before the end of the 2016-17 year, and, just as you might predict, its effect on new starters was almost instant. (Current discussions in the media and recently-released figures for the first quarter of the current year (2017-18) are showing this new levy is now having a devastating effect on new starter numbers.)

However, despite this, total apprenticeship numbers are up and the age split for apprentices continues to surprise us, with the proportion of older apprentices increasing yet again. Our favourite business sector (Business Administration & Law) has been knocked off the top spot, but which sector is now the most popular?

Have a good look at our infographic below for the latest figures and trends, and how the figures for 2016-17 compare to previous years.

2018 apprenticeships report infographic from Legalo

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