To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices have been employed through the employer ownership pilot for apprenticeships; and how much of the £340 million allocated to this pilot has been spent.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
11 November 2014
Provisional data* from the October 2014 Statistical First Release, shows that for the programme to date (August 2012 to July 2014) there were 4,300 apprenticeship starts associated with the Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP). There were also 32,700 non apprenticeship starts associated with the EOP.
To date, £52.9m of EOP funding has been drawn down by beneficiaries. The balance of funding is expected to be drawn down over the period to financial year 16/17.
* Provisional data are subject to change. Final data for the 2013/14 academic year will be published on 26 November 2014.