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Under-representation by gender and race in Apprenticeships: Research summary

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Under-representation by gender and race in apprenticeshipsWhile there has been a policy focus on addressing under-representation in Apprenticeships, particularly by gender, over many years, it is apparent that progress is slow. There is a continued need to focus on inequalities to ensure that:

  • young people are equally able to benefit from the excellent opportunities provided by Apprenticeships
  • each young person can access the best route for their needs in order to reach their full potential
  • young people are assisted in the achievement of positive economic and social outcomes.

This project was designed to supply information about under-representation by gender and among ethnic minority groups in the Apprenticeship programme overall. While many occupational frameworks within the Apprenticeship programme are strongly gender segregated, young people from ethnic minority backgrounds are under-represented  in high-quality Apprenticeship frameworks.

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