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Armed Forces: Apprentices

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 200691, tabled on 10 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ministry of Defence apprentices there have been in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Army in each constituency in each year since 2010.

Answered on

22 January 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently the single largest deliverer of apprenticeships in the UK, with over 20,000 personnel engaged on a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme at any one time and over 90 per cent of our non-commissioned military recruits offered an apprenticeship on the back of their trade training.

As at 31 October 2018, the number of apprenticeship enrolments since 2015 for the Armed Forces are as follows:

Royal Navy: 9,136

Army: 30,321

Royal Air Force: 5,852

The MOD has made good progress in meeting its Government target of 50,000 enrolments by 2020.

The MOD does not currently hold the information in the requested format.