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Apprenticeship starts by employer size

Small and medium sized businesses are turning their backs on apprenticeships.

Before the levy was introduced, the majority of apprentices were completing their
training with a small and medium sized enterprise (SME). But between 2015/16 and
2018/19, the number of apprenticeship starts in SMEs almost halved, with
approximately 105,000 fewer learners each year by 2018/19.

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