Freedom of information response


Publication date: 
Monday 30 December 2019

1. How many apprentices are there currently at the council

2. How many apprentices got kept on upon completion of their course in 2017 to 2019 and how many of them didn’t get a job?


1. Current apprentices

As at 29 November we have 85 staff studying an apprenticeship.

51 were recruited as apprentices


34 were existing staff that are studying via an apprenticeship to develop new skills and knowledge.


What apprentices that completed their apprenticeships went on to do

53 apprentices completed their studies between 2017 and 2019. The breakdown is as follows

Year of completion 2017 2018 2019
Went on to the next level apprenticeship with us Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5
Job at Thurrock Council 5 14 11
Job with another employer   Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5
Went on to Higher Education   Fewer than 5  
Unknown Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5
Total apprentices 12 23 18

We are unable to provide an exact number for question 2 above as:

  • There is a low number involved.
  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act
  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act
  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

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Request reference:
FOI 9623