Apprenticeship Employers

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Dear Education and Skills Funding Agency,

Respectfully, please could I request the following information regarding degree apprenticeships in England.

1. Please could you provide a list of employers currently recruiting degree apprenticeships within England? It would be brilliant if this information could be presented alongside postal location, region or city? Even better if this could include sector, but I think I have gleaned from other RFIs that this might not be collected by you? Not sure(!)

2. Could I also request a list of apprenticeship levy paying organisations in England, again by location and an indication of the sector if possible? It would also be good if you could include the number of employers so that I can understand whether they are an SME or larger organisation.

3. Are you also able to provide the number of degree apprentices currently undergoing study in England? Again it would be great if this could be presented alongside location and subject/course area if possible.

Many thanks in advance and hope to hear from you soon. Don't hesitate to ask if you need any clarification.

Kathryn Young

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Education and Skills Funding Agency

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Dear Kathryn Young 

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on
29/03/2019.

 

You requested the following information regarding degree apprenticeships
in England:

 

1.  Please could you provide a list of employers currently recruiting
degree apprenticeships within England?  It would be brilliant if this
information could be presented alongside postal location, region or city? 
Even better if this could include sector, but I think I have gleaned from
other RFIs that this might not be collected by you?  Not sure(!)

 

2.  Could I also request a list of apprenticeship levy paying
organisations in England, again by location and an indication of the
sector if possible?  It would also be good if you could include the number
of employers so that I can understand whether they are an SME or larger
organisation.

 

3.  Are you also able to provide the number of degree apprentices
currently undergoing study in England?  Again it would be great if this
could be presented alongside location and subject/course area if possible.

 

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the Act”).

 

1.  Please find attached a spreadsheet containing two tables compiled from
the vacancy notices database of the digital service "Find An
apprenticeship" (FAA).

 

File content is as follows:

 

Tab 1 is a list of 95 employers listed with live vacancies on FAA at close
of business on Friday 5 April 2019, showing the total number of vacancies
offered by each employer listed.

 

Tab 2 contains a more detailed breakdown showing for each vacancy notice:

Employer Name

Postcode (of the vacancy workplace)

Vacancy Type

Sector

Framework

Standard Subject Area Tier 1

Standard Sector

Standard

Standard Status

Number of Vacancies

Closing Date

 

Types of Apprenticeship listed (in alphabetical order):

Degree

Masters

Foundation Degree

 

 

2.  The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does not hold the
information as described. The apprenticeship levy is collected from
employers by HMRC.  It is possible that HMRC will hold information
relating to this part of your request. Freedom of Information requests can
be made of HMRC through its [1]GOV.UK website^1.

 

 

3.  The ESFA publish a [2]PivotTable alongside the monthly Apprenticeship
and levy statistics publication, that provides degree apprenticeship
starts, broken down by sector subject area and framework/standard name.
This does not contain geographical breakdowns:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics...

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, who review panel, who were not involved in the
original consideration of your request.  If you are not content with the
outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then contact the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 Gillian Black

The Education and Skills Funding Agency

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Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

Thank you so much for the information you have given me, it has been really helpful and I appreciate the time you have taken to break it down - thank you.

Many I also request the following as the Institute for Apprenticeships was unable to provide it and directed me to you.

1. Employers within a 50-mile radius of SW15 postcode who have recruited an apprentice in the past two years.

2. Funded apprenticeships started in the past two years

It would be great if you could include the following information:
employer
location
sector
number of apprentices
amount of levy paid (by month)
course subjects

Yours sincerely,

Kathryn Young

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

We will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

Dear Education and Skills Funding Agency,

I'm submitting my report on Thursday, so just wondered by any chance if you had this information close to ready? I would really appreciate it.

Many thanks,

Kathryn Young

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Dear Kathryn  

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on
23/04/2019 00:00 . You requested:  

1. Employers within a 50-mile radius of SW15 postcode who have recruited
an apprentice in the past two years.

 

2. Funded apprenticeships started in the past two years

 

It would be great if you could include the following information:

Employer 

location 

sector

number of apprentices 

amount of levy paid (by month) 

course subjects 

 

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the Act”).

 

Information relating to apprenticeship starts is available publically via
the following link:-

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...

This statistical data set provides information on apprenticeships through
a number of reports broken down by a number of measures including starts,
achievements, and participation. These tables also include additional
learner information such as:

o sector subject area (SSA)
o frameworks and standards
o geography (region, LAD, PCON)
o demographics (e.g. gender, age, LDD, ethnicity)
o provider information

We are unable to provide the specific information that you have requested,
in respect of employers’ location, number of apprentices, amount of levy
paid and course subjects.  The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
does not have the authority or permission from employers to share this
information.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by an
independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request. 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Yours sincerely

Lucy Palmer 

The Education and Skills Funding Agency

 

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