The Apprenticeship Target

The public sector apprenticeships target was introduced by Government in April 2017 and sets a target for any public sector employer in England with at least 250 employees to employ an average of 2.3% of their staff headcount as new apprentice starts between 1 April 2017 and March 2021.

We are required to report annually on our progress towards meeting this target. The target is for new apprenticeship ‘starts’, which includes both newly employed apprentices and any existing employees that have begun an apprenticeship.

Each local authority’s target is based on the headcount of their organisation (not FTE), and will include community and voluntary controlled schools, Fire and Rescue Services and other services where the local or combined authority is the employer.

For more information view our Apprenticeship Performance and Target report for 2017-18.

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