Diversity on the agenda for the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce
At the launch of their 'One Year On' report, the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) lays out their priorities moving forwards.
At an event attended by representatives from Government, industry and sector bodies, the STAT celebrated their last year of progress with the launch of the 'Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy – One year on' report.
We are encouraged by the commitment to diversity which comes through very clearly in the report. Diversity is not an afterthought, but at the heart of the Taskforce’s strategy. This reflected in the encouraging results the STAT has achieved over the last year. 12% of those in apprenticeships for transport are women, this figure may sound low but is more than double the national percentage of women doing technical apprenticeships. Just 290 women achieved an engineering apprenticeship in 2015 (latest data available) in comparison to 9390 men. These are shocking figures – we must work together to redress the balance. "The power of us all working together will make changes." - Mike Brown, TfL Commissioner and Chair of STAT.
At 12%, the transport sector is leading the way, but there is so much more to do. Use our Apprenticeship Toolkit to find out what others have done to attract, engage, support and and retain women in STEM through an apprenticeship. Transport is well-represented in the content, thanks to two of our sponsors Transport for London and HS2.
Read the STAT 'One Year On' report here.