Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (155, 156, 157)

Robert Troy

Question:

155. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the targeted apprentice registrations forecasted for all craft-based apprenticeships and registrations planned under new consortia-led apprenticeship programmes; the apprentice population forecasted by craft-based and new consortia-led apprenticeships; the number of existing and new apprenticeship programmes forecasted for each year; and the number realised, that is, apprentice registrations and new programmes operationalised for these targets in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [3928/20]

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Robert Troy

Question:

156. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the most up-to-date number of male and female apprentices in training by each employment sector and subsector for craft-based and consortia led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3929/20]

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Robert Troy

Question:

157. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new apprenticeship registrations in each employment sector and subsector for all craft-based and consortia-led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3930/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 155 to 157, inclusive, together.

Details in respect of the apprentice registrations, population, including a breakdown of male/female participation and targets versus actual from 2016 to end March 2020 are set out in the attached tabular statements. Formal forecasts and targets are developed for apprenticeship registrations. However, formal forecasts are not produced for the total apprenticeship population at any specific date.

To date 30 new apprenticeships have been developed bringing the total number of programmes available to 55. These new programmes span areas of the economy from hospitality and ICT to retail and biopharma.

Registrations for 2020eg

Apprenticeship Target v Actual

Apprenticeship Population