Date lodged: 21 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS apprenticeships there have been in each year since 2007, also broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 4 October 2018
This information is not held centrally. Further information may be sought directly from NHS Scotland Health Boards.
Youth employment returns issued to the Scottish Government indicate that NHS Scotland Boards employed 556 new modern apprentices in the period 1 August 2014 – 31st March 2018.
Furthermore, health boards across Scotland routinely meet and exceed annual requirement to provide 1 new youth employment opportunity for every 100 employees, pursuant to Scottish Government’s National Youth Employment Strategy “Developing the Young Workforce”.