Apprentices: Females

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that women can access high-quality apprenticeships.

Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that women can access high-quality apprenticeships.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Department for Education)

Women have accounted for the majority of apprenticeship starts in recent years - 52.8 per cent in 2015/16.

But we know there are gender representation disparities in some sectors. We are addressing this proactively through our Diversity Champions Network, by taking part in the 2018 Year of Engineering campaign and other Government actions.

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