De­crease in trade ap­pren­tice­ships

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THE

num­ber of peo­ple be­gin­ning a trade ap­pren­tice­ship in the first three months of the year has de­creased com­pared with the pre­vi­ous three quar­ters which had record starts, new re­search shows.

Na­tional Cen­tre for Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Re­search data shows 23,200 work­ers started a trade ap­pren­tice­ship in the March quar­ter, 1600 work­ers fewer than the pre­vi­ous quar­ter but 200 more staff than the same quar­ter in 2010.

The num­ber of non-trade trainee­ship com­mence­ments also slowed to 54,300 new trainees in the March quar­ter, com­pared with 57,000 trainees in the pre­vi­ous quar­ter and 51,700 in the same quar­ter last year.

It was the first de­crease af­ter seven con­sec­u­tive quar­ters of growth.

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