Number of Apprentices Aged 45+ Continues to Increase

Figures released last week by the Data Service show that the number of people starting apprenticeships aged 45 and over continues to grow.

Provisional figures for the period from August to October 2010, reveal that just over 8,500 (7.1 per cent) of the nearly 120,000 people starting apprenticeships during those three months were aged 45 and over.  This compares with a total of 10,210 people aged 45+ (3.65 per cent of the total) who started apprenticeships during the full 2009/10 academic year.


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