||<p>The most recent statistics on apprenticeships starts by industry sector cover the
academic years 2012/13 to 2016/17 and are published on GOV.UK:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-in-england-by-industry-characteristics"
2016/17 there were:</p><ul><li>36,170 starts in the manufacturing sector;</li><li>1,620
starts in the energy sector; and</li><li>31,610 starts in the construction sector.</li></ul><p>Statistics
for 2017/18 are due to be published in October 2019.</p>