Work Wiltshire
Apprenticeships
These statistics cover: the applications, starts and success rates of the different levels of Apprenticeships, as well as Traineeships and Internships.

EES 30: Number of Under 19 Year Olds Actively Registered on Apprenticeship Vacancy Portal

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In 2011/12, Wiltshire had 1,790 under 19 year olds had registered on the Apprenticeship Vacancy Portal.  This full year data available relates to 2011/12 academic year from the Apprenticeships Quarterly MI Report for Wiltshire.

EES 31: Number of Under 19 Year Olds Submitting Applications for Apprenticeships

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In 2014/15 980 under 19 year olds submitted applications for an Apprenticeship which is slightly more than the previous year. This data was sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015.

EES 15: Number of Apprenticeship Starts

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Apprenticeship starts have increased compared to the previous year, with the over 25s are the age benefitting most from Apprenticeships. More are required from the Local Authority as a large employer to invest in Apprenticeships, drive growth and raise standards through supply chains and by example. Per 1000 population aged 16-64 years old, Wilshire had 18.3 Apprenticeship starts in 2014/15, this compares very well against its statistical neighbours, with only Shropshire (20.8) and Dorset (24.1) having more Apprenticeship starts. Wiltshire Apprenticeship starts for 2015/16 from August to April were 4660. This data is sourced from the FE: Data Library and County Populations sourced from Nomis.

EES 32: Number of Apprenticeship Starts by 16-18 Year Olds

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Wiltshire has had a slight increase on previous year for 16-18 year olds starting an Apprenticeship. There was 1,070 Apprenticeship starts in 2015/16 from August to April which is already more than the previous year with one more quarter to go. This data is sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015 for Q4 2014/15 data and the FE: Data Library.

EES 33: Number of Apprenticeship Starts by 16-18 Year Olds with LDD

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The latest available data relates to 2012/13 academic year (full year) from the Apprenticeships Quarterly MI Report for Wiltshire which is no longer produced. Data from KS4 Destinations, students from mainstream schools in 2011/12 going on to an EET setting in 2012/13, showed of the 740 students on School Action or School Action Plus 6% went on to start an Apprenticeship.

EES 34: No. of Apprenticeship Starts by 19-24 Year Olds

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Wiltshire had a 4% increase of 19-24 year olds starting an Apprenticeship in 2014/15. Starts for 2015/16 from August to April were at 1,800. This data was sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015 for Q4 2014/15 data and FE: Data Library.

EES 35: Number of Apprenticeship Starts 19-24 Year Olds with LDD

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The latest available data relates to 2012/13 academic year (full year) from the Apprenticeships Quarterly MI Report for Wiltshire which is no longer produced. Data from KS5 Destinations, students from mainstream schools in 2011/12 going on to an EET setting in 2012/13, showed of fewer than 6 students went on to start an Apprenticeship.

EES 36: Number of Intermediate Apprenticeship Starts

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There were 3,240 intermediate Apprenticeship starts in 2014/15 which was a 5% increase on the previous year. Currently for 2015/16 from August to April have been 2,380 starts. This data is sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015 for Q4 2014/15 data and FE: Data Library.

EES 37: Intermediate Apprenticeship Success Rate

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77% of the cohort (2,230 individuals) completed their intermediate Apprenticeships in 2014/15, an increase on the previous years, and significantly higher than the national success rate average (70.8%). This data was sourced from the SFA: national achievement rates tables 2014/15.

EES 38: Number of Advanced Apprenticeship Starts

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There were 2,050 advanced Apprenticeship starts in 2014/15 which was a 53% increase on the previous year. For this academic year from August to April there were 2,180 starts in Wiltshire, which is already an increase on the previous year. This data was sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015 for Q4 2014/15 data and FE: Data Library.

EES 39: Advanced Apprenticeship Success Rate

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75.5% of the cohort (1,510 individuals) completed their intermediate Apprenticeships in 2014/15, an increase on the previous years, and higher than the national success rate average (73.5%). This data was sourced from the SFA: national achievement rates tables 2014/15.

EES 40: Number of Higher Apprenticeship Starts

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Wiltshire had an 150% increase in people starting a higher Apprenticeship in 2014/15 compared to the previous year, with current starts in 2015/16 from August to April matching 100 from the previous year. A  higher Apprenticeship means an apprentice will work towards completing a level 4+ qualification. This data was sourced from the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Data Cube uploaded by SFA  Nov 2015 for Q4 2014/15 data and FE: Data Library.

EES 41: Higher Apprenticeship Success Rate

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Of the 30 individuals due to finish a higher Apprenticeship in 2014/15, 60% completed theirs. Wiltshire had a slight decrease on the previous year and the counties success rates continue to be below the average rates nationally (64.3%). It should be noted that Wiltshire has a very small cohort size. This data was sourced from SFA: national achievement rates tables 2014/15.

EES 13: Number of Traineeship Starts for 16 - 24 Year Olds

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The number of Traineeship starts in 2014/15 matches the previous year’s figures. GWP has been working with providers to increase the number of starts in Wiltshire (and Swindon) and Prospect Training in Gloucestershire who run a very effective traineeship programme has been sharing their model with local providers.  Some of the reasons for the difference in starts against statistical neighbours is that in Gloucestershire their programme started much earlier, and until recently Wiltshire College were unable to deliver any traineeships until they became Grade 2 Ofsted. When looking at Traineeship starts compared to the 15-24 year old population, Wiltshire (0.4) has one of the lowest rates of starts per 1000 of population, along with Shropshire (0.3) and West Sussex (0.3). For Wiltshire's statistical neighbours the average was 1 start per 1000 population, with Gloucestershire fairing far better than its neighbours with 2 starts per 1000, as such is seeing the benefits of starting its traineeships programmes earlier than others. This data was sourced from the FE Data Library.

EES 14: Number of Supported Internship Starts for 16 - 24 Year Olds

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Wiltshire Council's Supported Internships Programme commenced in September 2014. In the second tranche, the council increased from 8 to 12 Supported Internships and has continued to grow in 2016 with additional pilots being run at Fairfield Farm College and Swindon College.