Gendered career decision-making: occupational segregation in the Scottish modern apprenticeship programme

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Abstract

In Scotland, apprenticeships are the most prominent form of Vocational Education and Training (VET), with a current Scottish Government target of 29,000 particpants per year across modern, technical and graduate apprenticeship routes. Gender divisions and challenges in VET mirror those seen in the wider labour market, in relation to occupation, role and level, professional identity and the lifelong career journey that can start with VET. Apprenticeships have been evidenced as a clear and longstanding example of gendered career outcomes in the labour market. Attention, for over 20 years, has been on the presentation of persistent occupational segregation in apprenticeship programmes. Research has primarily focused on the economic and social impact of occupational segregation over career decision-making processes of individuals. This paper will present new research which uses participants on the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Programme as a data source on gendered career decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2022
Event8th Stockholm International Conference of Research in Vocational Education and Training - Viking Line, Ship M/S Gabriella, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 11 May 202213 May 2022
https://stockholminternationalvet.com/

Conference

Conference8th Stockholm International Conference of Research in Vocational Education and Training
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/05/2213/05/22
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Keywords

  • apprenticeships
  • gender
  • career
  • equality

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