Skills Minister David Lammy today announced more support for recruitment and training to overcome the under-representation of women in five key sectors.
The Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative, which has helped set out new recruitment and career pathways for more than 8,000 women since 2006, will receive a further ?5 million a year for the next three years.
The initiative works to improve career opportunities for women in sectors and occupations where there are specific skills shortages and skills gaps and where women are under represented, in sectors as diverse as construction, agriculture, automotive retail, clothing and footwear manufacture and cleaning.?
Skills minister, David Lammy said: “Gender should be no barrier to a successful career. It’s essential we provide extra support where it can do most good to help women overcome any barriers to recruitment or progression at work. ”