“Construction apprenticeship starts in Great Britain are at a record high, according to figures released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
Since 2012 the figure of those joining a construction apprenticeship has continued to rise steadily each year from 17,528 in 2012 to 26,195 in 2017, a rise of 49%. This is the highest figure since the present way of recording apprenticeships began in 2003.
Recent figures for England show apprenticeship starts have dropped by a quarter across the whole economy during August to November 2017, from 155,600 to 114,380. Construction apprenticeships saw a marginal decline of just 150 starts, from 10,900 to 10,750. The figures suggest that construction has bucked the overall trend in apprenticeships following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.”