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S5W-00370: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available for the (a) Adopt an Apprentice scheme and (b) Transition Training Fund; how much it has spent on it so far; what the time period is; who administers it, and how many people it has helped.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 27 June 2016

Adopt an apprentice launched in 2009, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) administers the Adopt an Apprentice scheme. Funding is allocated to SDS through their annual block grant. Annual spend on adopt an apprentice is published in the SDS annual accounts which can be found here: https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/publications-statistics/publications/#page=1&order=date-desc. Details of this spend and the number of apprentices supported is noted in the following table:

Year

Adopt an Apprentice

Adopt an Apprentice Individuals Spend (from SDS annual accounts)

2009-10

428 (Individuals Supported)

£730,000

2010-11

523 (Individuals Supported)

£1,027,000

2011-12

375(Individuals Supported)

£812,000

2012-13

301 (Applications Approved)

£538,000

2013-14

224 (Applications Approved)

£456,000

2014-15

175 (Applications Approved)

£352,000

2015-16

244 (Applications Approved)

Annual accounts not published*

*SDS annual accounts for 2015/16 are due to be published in the second half of 2016/17.

Transition Training Fund announced in February 2016, Skills Development Scotland administers the Transition Training Fund. £12 million has been allocated over the three year period from 2016-17 to 2018-19. To date 122 applications have been approved. Details of spend on the Transition Training Fund will be published in the SDS annual accounts for 2016-17.