Research to Shape Critical Mass Pilots to Address Under-Representation in Apprenticeships

Marangozov R, Bates P, Martin R, Oakley J, Sigala M, Cox A |   | Learning and Skills Council | Oct 2009

This project informed the development of critical mass pilots to tackle inequalities in the representation of particular groups in apprenticeship programmes.

The pilots offered additional support to assist in the attraction, retention and completion of apprenticeships. This included the provision of mentors and other specific support recommended by this project.

The groups targeted included potential apprentices with disabilities, those who would be gender atypical within an occupation, and those from ethnic minority groups.

This project consisted of three elements: a literature review, analysis of secondary data, and findings from 24 expert interviews.