Mr David McNarry
UK Independence Party
Tabled Date: 27/11/2013
Answered On Date: 05/12/2013
Priority Written: No
To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail how many female apprentice trainees are currently on apprenticeship courses, broken down by skills area.
As of July 2013 (the most recent published data) female occupancy on the ApprenticeshipsNI programme stood at 3,377. A full breakdown of gender occupancy, aligned to apprenticeship frameworks has been placed in the Assembly Library and on the DEL website on http://www.delni.gov.uk/.
As the member will be aware, back in February I announced a major review of my Department's apprenticeship policy. This review, which is all-encompassing in nature, is progressing as planned, and I will be reporting its findings shortly.