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Female apprentices in lowest paid jobs, say assembly members

Concerns about the low number of women going into higher-paid apprenticeships have been raised by assembly members.
Labour AM Jenny Rathbone said a lot of women were becoming apprentices, but "they tend to be in the lower-paid jobs like childcare and hairdressing".
Plaid Cymru's Bethan Sayed said more needed to be done to get women into construction, where pay was higher.
Deputy Economy Minister Lee Waters said there were new initiatives to encourage women but the government could do more. Speaking in a Senedd debate on apprenticeships, Ms Rathbone was concerned about the number of women in the construction and engineering sector.
The Cardiff Central AM said: "It is noticeable there are only 360 female apprentices compared to 8,300 men, that's one woman for every 23 men."  
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