Diversity in Apprenticeships Project: Case Study Number Two
1 March 2011
Funded by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), the UKRC developed and ran a ‘Diversity in Apprenticeships’ pilot project in 2010/11, working with the UK’s leading energy providers to increase the number of female and BAME apprentices in this sector.
‘We’ll recruit anybody – they just don’t apply’ This is the most commonly cited factor in the low recruitment of non-traditional apprentices. Historically, the numbers of women and BAME’s applying for apprenticeships in the engineering sector are very low. But why is this?