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Getting Girls into STEM Apprenticeships

18.3.2016 by Guest

Apprenticeships are soaring but there still seems to be a shortage of girls applying. Leanne of Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) shares her thoughts. There were 492,700 apprenticeship starts in England in 2014/2015, a 12 per cent increase on the previous year, official figures show. But while the UK is making great progress towards the government’s “ambitious” target of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, are we doing enough to encourage 16 year olds that this could be a preferred option over the more traditional university route?. While employers in certain sectors, such as health and social care are prospering under the increased…