Very few women apprentices

Just 33 out of 10,000 apprenticeships taken by womenIrish Times
Richard Bruton to announce details of plans to deliver 50,000 apprenticeships and traineeships by 2020

The numbers taking on apprenticeships plummeted during the recession, falling from around 29,000 to just over 5,700 in 2013. They have climbed back to just over 10,000 in recent years

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Only 33 out of 10,000 State-funded apprenticeships were taken up by women last year, new figures show. The stark gender divide illustrates the scale of the task facing policy-makers seeking to increase the number of apprentices over the coming years.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton will announce new details on Thursday of plans to deliver 50,000 apprenticeships and traineeships by 2020.

Overall, the numbers taking on apprenticeships plummeted during the recession, falling from around 29,000 to just over 5,700 in 2013. They have climbed back to just over 10,000 in recent years. There are a total of 27 apprenticeships available, mostly in male-dominated areas such as construction, engineering and the motor sector.

A range of new apprenticeships are due to be launched over the coming months in areas such as financial services, medical devices and polymer processing.

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2017-01-26T21:21:36+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships|