Apprenticeship Starts Down 52% in March

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The DfE has published the latest figures showing a continuing fall in apprenticeship starts. Apprenticeship starts for March are down 52 per cent compared with the same period in 2017. There have been 23,900 starts recorded so far in March 2018, compared with 50,000 in March 2017. Overall starts for the year to date stand at 261,200, compared with 362,400 for the same period in 2016/17 – a fall of 28 per cent. That means the government is now 230,300 or 17 per cent off the 3m trajectory. Click here for more.