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Management information update on apprentices in Wales furloughed or made redundant during the coronavirus pandemic up to 28 August 2020.

This data is management information provided to the Welsh Government by apprenticeship providers, combined with records from the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). It has not undergone the same level of quality assurance as official statistics.

Main points

  • The number of furloughed apprentices has fallen by 2,835 (37%) from a peak of 7,770 on 29 May 2020.
  • 4,930 apprentices were still furloughed on 28 August 2020.
  • 195 apprentices had been made redundant but remain in learning whilst their provider tries to source an alternative employer.
  • 50 apprentices had their apprenticeship terminated due to redundancy.

The apprentices most affected have been:

  • young
  • male
  • white or mixed race
  • working in hair and beauty; leisure, sport and travel; or hospitality
  • not studying higher apprenticeships
  • working for companies with less than 50 employees
  • employed by the private sector
  • living in less deprived neighbourhoods
  • those who self-identified as having a 'primary disability and/or learning difficulty'


Datasets and interactive tools

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