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Apprentices: Tourism

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 24347, tabled on 26 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships were created in the tourism sector in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2014-15.

Answered on

29 February 2016

The number of apprenticeship starts in the ‘Leisure, Travel and Tourism’ Sector Subject Area by academic year are shown in Table 1.

Table 1 - Apprenticeship starts, 2010/11 to 2014/15

Sector Subject Area

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

21,590

19,770

14,360

11,350

13,070

We are committed to reaching 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020. There were 2.4 million apprenticeship starts over the previous Parliament.

Apprenticeships are paid jobs and their availability is dependent on employers offering opportunities and hiring apprentices.

The figures in the table are found in the apprenticeship data library:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/493777/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills