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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14909: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the take-up of modern apprenticeships by (a) ethnicity and (b) LGBTI people, broken down by sector and, if such information is not collected, what its position is on doing so.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 12 March 2018

Skills Development Scotland published the Modern Apprenticeship 2016-17 quarter 4 statistics in June 2017 which included reported Equality performance including Ethnicity.

The following table provides an ethnicity breakdown of modern apprenticeship uptake by framework groupings for 2016-17:

MA Starts by Ethnicity and Framework Grouping 2016-17 Quarter 4

Framework Grouping

Mixed or Multiple; Asian; African; Caribbean or Black; and Other ethnic group

White

Prefer Not to Say

Total

Known

Mixed or Multiple; Asian; African; Caribbean or Black; and Other ethnic group as a % of Known

Administration & Related

37

2,111

6

2,154

2,148

1.7%

Animal Care, Land & Water Based

*

*

*

*

*

*

Automotive

16

1,098

4

1,118

1,114

1.4%

Chemicals & Biotechnology Related

*

*

*

*

*

5.3%

Construction & Related

43

5,420

471

5,934

5,463

0.8%

Creative & Cultural Skills

11

338

4

353

349

3.2%

Engineering & Energy Related

6

1,246

3

1,255

1,252

0.5%

Financial Services

41

707

4

752

748

5.5%

Food & Drink

10

1,098

3

1,111

1,108

0.9%

Hospitality & Tourism

61

2,910

16

2,987

2,971

2.1%

Management

10

654

2

666

664

1.5%

Other Manufacture

*

*

*

*

*

*

Other Services

39

1,253

10

1,302

1,292

3.0%

Personal Services

10

924

2

936

934

1.1%

Retail & Customer Service

54

2,619

10

2,683

2,673

2.0%

Sport, Health & Social Care

79

3,211

5

3,295

3,290

2.4%

Transport & Logistics

16

1,086

4

1,106

1,102

1.5%

Total

436

25,282

544

26,262

25,718

1.7%

* Asterisks have been used where the numbers are so small they could lead to the identification of individuals.

The most recent Modern Apprenticeship quarterly statistics (Q3) for 2017-18 published 13 February 2018 show that, as at 29 December 2017, there were 354 Modern Apprenticeship starts who self-identified as being from a Mixed or Multiple; Asian; African; Caribbean or Black; and Other ethnic group. This represents 2% of all starts where ethnicity is known. The following table provides an ethnicity breakdown of modern apprenticeship uptake by framework groupings.

MA Starts by Ethnicity and Framework Grouping 2017-18 Quarter 3

 

Framework Grouping

Mixed or Multiple; Asian; African; Caribbean or Black; and Other ethnic group

White

Prefer Not to Say

Total

Known

Mixed or Multiple; Asian; African; Caribbean or Black; and Other ethnic group as a % of Known

Administration & Related

24

1,180

3

1,207

1,204

2.0%

Animal Care, Land & Water Based

0

209

0

209

209

0.0%

Automotive

15

848

1

864

863

1.7%

Chemicals & Biotechnology Related

0

28

1

29

28

0.0%

Construction & Related

28

4,092

622

4,742

4,120

0.7%

Creative & Cultural Skills

6

111

2

119

117

5.1%

Engineering & Energy Related

15

1,132

5

1,152

1,147

1.3%

Financial Services

19

536

1

556

555

3.4%

Food & Drink

19

974

2

995

993

1.9%

Hospitality & Tourism

67

1,673

44

1,784

1,740

3.9%

Management

5

275

0

280

280

1.8%

Other Manufacture

0

206

0

206

206

0.0%

Other Services

40

1,365

7

1,412

1,405

2.8%

Personal Services

9

549

5

563

558

1.6%

Retail & Customer Service

38

1,473

3

1,514

1,511

2.5%

Sport, Health & Social Care

64

2,223

13

2,300

2,287

2.8%

Transport & Logistics

5

833

4

842

838

0.6%

Total

354

17,707

713

18,774

18,061

2.0%

Regarding the take-up of modern apprenticeships by LGBTI people. In 2016-17 Skills Development Scotland collected information through its self-declared equality monitoring processes for Modern Apprenticeships in relation to whether individuals identified themselves as transgender and also in relation to their sexual orientation. This information is not currently published and SDS is currently consulting with Scottish Government and legal advisors regarding the future publication of this sensitive information.