The duration of the apprenticeships has remained generally consistent since 2015. There is an increase of apprenticeships that last two years, of which 73% of known level were for advanced (level 3) apprenticeships. The 2017 data also shows for the first-time apprenticeships that last for more than four years, 13 in total, all of which were at level 6, the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, there were 28 apprenticeships based outside of the UK, with 17 in Ireland, seven in the USA and two each in Canada and Singapore. 81% of Canada, Ireland and USA-based apprentices were in engineering, while the two Singapore-based apprentices were training as Laboratory Scientists.