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Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

The public sector apprenticeships target was introduced by government in April 2017 and sets a target for any public sector employer in England with at least 250 employees to employ an average of 2.3% of their staff headcount as new apprentice starts between 1 April 2017 and March 2021.

All public-sector bodies in scope must report annually on their progress towards meeting the target. The target is for new apprenticeship ‘starts’, which includes both newly employed apprentices and any existing employees that have begun an apprenticeship.

The Data Publication includes several figures which will enable the Government, the public and wider stakeholders to understand NYP’s headcount and the number of apprentices we currently have, and then use that information to assess the progress NYP has made towards meeting the target.

Police forces are only required to include police officers within their headcount when calculating their target from 31 March 2018. Therefore, the below data is based on the Police Staff and PCSOs only.

The information required is as follows:

Figure Question Answer
A The number of employees whose employment in England by NYP began between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 261
B The number of apprentices who began to work for NYP in that period and whose apprenticeship agreements also began between 01 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 0
C The number of employees employed in England that NYP had on 31 March 2018 1431
D The number of apprentices who worked for NYP on 31 March 2018 0
E Figure B expressed as a percentage of figure A 0%
F Figure D expressed as a percentage of figure C 0%
G The number of apprentices who worked for NYP immediately before 01 April 2017 0