Over a third of English domiciled degree apprentices come from two areas in England:
- North West of England: 21 per cent
- South East of England: 15 per cent.
However, both of these regions have larger than average working-age populations.
The subject area of apprenticeship varies by region, with 44 per cent of the apprentices from the South East entering a Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship, compared to only 22 per cent from the North West. Almost a third (32 per cent) of entrants from the North West were starting a Chartered Manager apprenticeship.
Proportion of apprentices within regions
A different pattern becomes apparent when entrants to degree apprenticeships are compared to the size of the working-age population in the regions. London has the lowest density of apprentices by region: only 2.2 out of 10,000 people in the working-age population who live in London entered a degree apprenticeship. This compares with the 7.8 out of 10,000 from the North West.
Even though a high number of degree apprentices come from the South East, in terms of their density in the working-age population, they are still relatively low with 4.6 people out of 10,000 doing an apprenticeship.
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