Project Search dataset 2016-19

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Project Search has published data about participation and outcomes covering the last 3 years. The dataset shows 515 learners enrolled in 2018-19 with a 93% completion rate. 64% of learners secured paid employment.

The data shows an average wage of £8.71 compared to the National Minimum Wage of £7.70 for people under 25-years. Participation is broken down by age, ethnicity, disability and region. Outcomes are reported by business sector.

Project Search currently operates across 60 sites, up from 39 in 2016, and the data shows how successful Supported Internships can be. The dataset offers a benchmark for other providers and we expect the Department for Education to strengthen its reporting requirements over the coming year so that performance can be more easily compared.