Statistical data set

FE data library: apprenticeship vacancies

Information on apprenticeship vacancies.

This statistical data set provides information on the number of apprenticeship vacancies and traineeship opportunities for 2008/09 to 2016/17 year-to-date through a range of reports. These reports aim to cover data up to the end of month prior to reporting. For example, January 2017 would cover data up to 31 December 2016. Partial data for later months has been excluded in order to prevent confusion for the user.

Previous months’ data can be found in the further education (FE) data library for apprenticeship vacancies archive.

Applications stated are for those made online through find an apprentice, and do not include those made offline directly to employers.

‘Recruit an apprentice’, replaced Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) in August with the following changes:

  • recruitment agents will not be able to use the new service - the small number of providers that use recruitment agents will therefore have to manage their own vacancies
  • subcontractors will no longer need lead provider authorisation to post and manage vacancies

As set out in the Proposed changes to further education, skills and apprenticeship statistics document, we have made a number of changes to ensure our official statistics on further education and skills remain relevant, up to date, and fulfil a broad range of user needs.

A review last year of the Apprenticeship Vacancies reports found that the statistics were no longer meeting user needs and have therefore been suspended.

Number of vacancies posted: July 2017

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Number of applications by age, gender, ethnicity, sector subject area, or programme level: July 2017

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Number of live vacancies: July 2017

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Age at registration: July 2017

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Number of applications by area and age: July 2017

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Number of applications made by month and age: July 2017

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Employers posting vacancies by month: July 2017

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Vacancies posted by area: July 2017

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Published 7 November 2014
Last updated 9 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. A note has been added to state that the Apprenticeship Vacancies reports have been suspended following review.
  2. Data covering apprenticeship vacancies for the period up to the end of June 2017 added.
  3. June 2017 data reported to the end of May 2017 has been uploaded.
  4. Apprenticeship vacancy files for April 2017 uploaded on 20 April 2017.
  5. Six March 2017 files uploaded on 7 March 2017
  6. February 2017 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 14 February 2017.
  7. Four new January 2017 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 10 January 2017.
  8. Four new January 2017 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 6 January 2017.
  9. December 2016 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 3 January 2017.
  10. November 2016 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 9 November 2016.
  11. October 2016 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 28 October 2016.
  12. Apprenticeship vacancy files for September 2016 uploaded on 14 September 2016.
  13. August 2016 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 04 August 2016.
  14. July 2016 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 5 July 2016.
  15. Apprenticeship vacancy files for June 2016 uploaded on 3 June 2016.
  16. Files updated for May 2016 on 6 May 2016.
  17. All eight files on this page update on 5 April 2016.
  18. Apprenticeship vacancies data for March 2016 uploaded on 4 March 2016.
  19. Apprenticeship vacancy files updated on 9 February 2016. Four new files added to the page: * Number of applications made by area and age * Number of applications made by month and age * Employers posting vacancies by month * Vacancies posted by area
  20. Four new files uploaded on 05 January 2016: * Apprenticeship vacancy report - number of vacancies posted: January 2016 * Apprenticeship vacancy report - number of applications by age, gender, ethnicity or ssa (T1) or programme level: January 2016 * Number of live vacancies posted by sector subject area (T1) or programme level: January 2016 * Apprenticeship vacancy report - age at registration: January 2016
  21. Four new versions of apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 2 December 2015.
  22. Four new files uploaded on 03 November 2015: * Age at Registration * Number of Live Vacancies Posted by Sector Subject Area and Programme Level * Number of applications by Age Gender Ethnicity SSA and Programme Level * Number of Vacancies Posted
  23. Four new apprenticeship vacancy reports uploaded on 08 October 2015.
  24. New version of Apprenticeship Vacancy reports uploaded on 3 September 2015.
  25. New versions on three files uploaded on 11 August 2015: * Apprenticeship vacancy report - number of vacancies posted: August 2015 * Apprenticeship vacancy report - number of applications by age, gender, ethnicity or ssa (T1) or programme level: August 2015 * Number of live vacancies posted by sector subject area (T1) or programme level: August 2015
  26. 11 new apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 02 July 2015.
  27. 11 apprenticeship vacancy files uploaded on 8 June 2015.
  28. Published: updated data in June 2015.
  29. Four file updated on 7 May 2015: * Apprenticeship age at registration * Apprenticeship number of vacancies posted * Apprenticeship number of applications by age, gender, ethnicity or SSA or programme level * Number of live vacancies
  30. A further 11 April vacancy reports uploaded 7 April 2015.
  31. Four April apprenticeship vacancy reports uploaded on 7 April 2015
  32. All 15 files on this page updated on 11 March 2015.
  33. New March vacancy files - age and gender, age at registration, number of vacancies posted, number of live vacancies - uploaded on 11 March 2015.
  34. Four new apprenticeship vacancy reports uploaded on 3 February 2015.
  35. 11 new Apprenticeship Vacancy February 2015 file uploaded on 2 February 2015.
  36. 11 new apprenticeship vacancy January 2015 files uploaded on 14 January 2015.
  37. Four new files dated January 2015 uploaded on 7 January 2015.
  38. Eleven new apprenticeship vacancy reports uploaded 10 December 2014.
  39. New files uploaded 3 December 2014: Apprenticeship Vacancy - Age at Registration: December 2014, Apprenticeship Vacancy Report - Number of Vacancies Posted: December 2014, Apprenticeship Vacancy Report - Number of applications by Age, Gender, Ethnicity or SSA (T1) or Programme Level December 2014, Number of Live Vacancies Posted by Sector Subject Area (T1) or Programme Level: December 2014.
  40. Apprenticeship vacancy tables for November 2014 uploaded on 7 November.
  41. First published.