Women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men

TUC finds young women earn on average only £8.50 an hour against £10 for men – a wider pay gap than for workers with academic qualifications

Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than their male peers, a significantly bigger pay gap than for those with academic qualifications, according to new research.

Men aged between 22 and 30 with a vocational qualification above GCSE level earn on average £10 an hour, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found in an analysis of official figures. Women with the same qualification level earn only £8.50 per hour.

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