The Apprenticeship Toolkit aims to support employers to engage female apprentices and address some of the challenges in recruitment and retention.
Women represent over half of all apprentices, but just 8.8% of those who completed a STEM apprenticeship in 2014/15. WISE, Semta and the Institution of Civil Engineers are developing a toolkit to help support organisations recruit more females into STEM apprentices across the UK. The toolkit targets four key areas to enable employers to Attract, Engage, Support and Retain women into their technical roles through a series of practical steps.
Whilst it is reassuring to see that the number of women taking key STEM apprenticeships has increased over the past four years, the proportion of female apprenticeships remains small.
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