EHRC research on ‘Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland’

In August 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in Scotland released a report into inequalities in accessing Modern Apprenticeships, the Scottish Governments flagship training programme.

The report shows that, currently:

  • disabled people take up less than 0.5% of all apprenticeship places
  • gendered segregation in apprenticeships is still unacceptably high – less than 2% of engineering or construction placements go to women
  • Scotland is the only part of the UK where men’s access to apprenticeships is higher than women’s
  • ethnic minorities also have poor access – less than 2% of all apprenticeships in Scotland are offered to ethnic minorities
  • although men are increasingly moving into ‘traditionally female’ apprenticeship programmes (e.g. the care sector), there is no evidence of women moving into ‘traditionally male’ apprenticeships

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