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Apprenticeship targets

This data has been published in accordance with the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target.

Public Bodies employing more than 250 people are required to have regard to the target of 2.3% of employees being new starting apprentices.

2020 to 2021

Data submitted September 2021 for the reporting period 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

 Data set2020 to 2021
Number of employees on 31 March 2020  4,740
Number of employees on 31 March 2021  4,666
Number of new employees between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 443 
Number of apprentices on 31 March 2020 80
Number of apprentices on 31 March 2021  53
Number of new apprentices between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 25
Number of full time equivalents (FTE)  3,970 
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 5.64%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2021 1.14%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2020 0.53% 

2019 to 2020

Data submitted September 2020 for the reporting period 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 Data set2019 to 2020
Number of employees on 31 March 2019  5051
Number of employees on 31 March 2020  4740
Number of new employees between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 996 
Number of apprentices on 31 March 2019  97 
Number of apprentices on 31 March 2020  80 
Number of new apprentices between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 43 
Number of full time equivalents (FTE)  3993 
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 4.31%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2020 1.68%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2019 0.85%