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Agriculture: Apprentices

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL6458, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 March (HL Deb, col 1246), whether the trebling of agricultural apprenticeships from 6,000 to 18,000 is a target for (1) the whole period to 2020, or (2) each year until and including 2020.

Answered on

12 April 2017

The Government’s commitment is to treble the number of apprenticeships in food, farming and agri-tech. This means increasing the number of annual starts to 18,000 by 2020. The number of starts in the most recent full year for which statistics are available (2015 -2016) was 7,160.

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