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Apprenticeship Targets

WHAT IS THE PUBLIC SECTOR APPRENTICESHIP TARGET?

Regulations came into force on 31st March 2018 and brought into effect the Public Sector Apprenticeship target. The Regulations introduce an expectation that public bodies should consider apprenticeships, either for new recruits or as part of career development for existing staff.

The regulations require all public bodies with 250 or more staff in England as of 31st March in each of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to appropriately demonstrate how they have met the apprenticeship target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff, as new apprentice starts over the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2021.

WHO NEEDS TO REPORT?

Those academies and multi academy trusts meeting the headcount criteria above fall within scope of the Regulations from 31 March 2018 and were required to provide an annual return on progress towards the target for apprenticeships for the first time from April 2019, for starts between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 and annually thereafter.

A body’s eligibility will be determined with reference to its headcount, on 31st March in each of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; Bodies will remain in scope even if their headcount falls below 250 during the reporting year. Bodies will not move into scope until the following reporting period if their headcount in England rises above 250.

Bodies will report on data from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 for the final time.

pkat data 2020-21

Reporting period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 due for submission by 30 September 2021

pkat data 2019-20

Reporting period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 due for submission by 30 September 2020

Number of Employees who work in England  
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2019 537
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2020 527
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 78

 

Number of Apprentices who work in England  
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2019 12
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2020 10
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) 8

 

Number of Full Time Equivalents  
Full-time equivalents (optional) 392

 

Reporting Percentages  
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 10.26 %
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2020 1.90 %
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 1.49 %

 

PKAT reported 10.26 % of new starts as apprentices in the reporting period (target 2.3 %)

pkat data 2018-19

Reporting period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 due for submission by 30 September 2019

Number of employees who work in England  
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2018 514
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2019 537
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 93
 
Number of Apprentices who work in England  
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2018 2
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2019 12
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) 11

 

Number of Full Time Equivalents  
Full-time equivalents (optional) 388

 

Reporting Percentages  
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 11.83 %
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2019 2.23 %
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2018 2.14 %

 

PKAT reported 11.83 % of new starts as apprentices in the reporting period (target 2.3 %)

 

pkat data 2017-18

The Trust was not required to report on this period due to forming on 1 April 2018