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Men more likely than women to be sent on training courses

The study by The Knowledge Academy, which analysed data from EU statistics organisation Eurostat alongside a survey of more than 6,000 adults conducted by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), revealed that just six in 10 women were offered training by their employer, compared with eight in 10 men.

The researchers believed the difference in training offered may be linked to the number of women working part time, particularly when returning to work after having children 44 per cent of women across all the countries studied worked part time, compared with only 13 per cent of men. Meanwhile, 32 per cent of full-time staff said they had accessed both on and off-the-job training in the last year, compared with just 19 per cent of part-time workers.

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December 13, 2017

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