Modern apprenticeships: earnings

The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) from Modern Apprenticeships (MA) release provides details on earnings of those who completed MAs in Scotland. This release has median earnings split by key characteristics of individuals, such as gender, age, occupation, and SIMD quintile.

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Table 3 shows the median total earnings for completers of MAs five years after completion split by age and SVQ level. Individuals aged 16-19 had lowest earnings of £19,400. The highest earnings were seen for individuals aged 25+, with earnings of £24,000.

This pattern is consistent with the age breakdown across SVQ levels. Those aged 16-19 had the lowest earnings across all SVQ levels, whereas those aged 25+ had the highest earnings.

Table 3: Total earnings for 2011/12 MA completers by age at start and SVQ level: 2016/17 tax year

Age at Start of MA Median total earnings 2011/12 cohort (£)
SVQ Level 2 SVQ Levels 3 or 4 Total
16-19 years 16,400 22,400 19,400
20-24 years 17,400 23,200 21,500
25+ years 18,100 26,400 24,000

Note: Hours worked are not taken into account.



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