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Apprentices: Public Sector

Question for Department for Education

UIN 81806, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to meet the public sector apprenticeship target for 2020-21.

Answered on

8 September 2020

The department is maintaining strong performance on its internal apprenticeship programme, having met the public sector target for the past 3 years. We have made plans for the department to support the government’s Plan for Jobs through 4 external apprentice recruitment campaigns during the Autumn. We are also changing our recruitment approach, to ensure that all Executive Assistant and Executive Officer positions are filled using apprenticeships, for a pilot period between 1 September to 31 December 2020.