Female apprentices face 5 per cent pay gap, government report finds

“Female apprentices face a gender pay gap of 5.4 per cent” reports the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They also found that the median basic hourly pay for a male apprentice in 2018 was £7.90, compared to £7.47 for a female apprentice – a pay gap that had almost doubled since 2016.At times this is caused by employers unaware of the rules around salary after the first year of employment. More frequently this is a result of women entering different professions…

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