Employers, Young People and Gender Segregation in Wales
reportposted on 12.05.2016, 12:55 by Vanessa Beck, Alison Fuller, Lorna Unwin
The EOC is investigating occupational segregation with a focus on five sectors: construction; engineering; plumbing; information technology; and childcare. The investigation also focuses upon apprenticeships because they are the major government funded training route into work for young people. The EOC commissioned a programme of research to support the investigation, and this study presents perspectives on gender segregation from Modern Apprenticeship employers and young people in Wales. The research was conducted between August and October 2004 in two Welsh regions: North Wales and South East Wales. The report explores the findings from a survey of 28 employers who have apprentices and 535 young people in year 11 from four participating schools.