The number of Modern Apprenticeship starts increased to 26,262 and exceeded the 2016/17 annual target, new statistics have confirmed. Skills Development Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016/17 revealed that over the year:
- The number of Modern Apprenticeships starts exceeded the 2016/17 target of 26,000
- 76% (19,847) of new starts were aged between 16 and 24
- The largest proportion of new starts (23%) were in the construction industry.