Move on Up? Measuring the social mobility impact of apprenticeships

Lillis, Finbar and Bravenboer, Darryll (2022) Move on Up? Measuring the social mobility impact of apprenticeships. Project Report. Middlesex University, London. . [Monograph]

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Abstract

At Middlesex University we see clear evidence that higher and degree apprenticeships are attracting a diverse cohort of learners. 53% of our apprentices are female, 47% are from BAME groups and 72% are aged over 25years. Retention rates are also high - 93% overall: 97% retention for our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programmes. This is pretty amazing given that these retention rates have been achieved in the context of the pandemic. Alongside improving diversity and high retention, higher education providers need to know if higher and degree apprenticeships are improving social mobility. The Move on Up study asked 1030 apprentices currently on programme - including around 800 Nursing Associates, Registered Nurses and Police Constables - about their social and economic backgrounds, using a set of tested socio-economic background measures. The study used their responses, alongside ‘participation of local areas’ (POLAR), Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) and other anonymised data to examine what impact higher and degree apprenticeships at Middlesex have on social mobility.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 34965
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Depositing User: Carol Costley
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 16:35
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 16:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/34965

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