‘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.
The 15% difference was higher than the gender pay gap of 10% between young men and women with academic qualifications. It was also higher than an overall gender pay gap of 9%, calculated from figures for gross hourly pay for workers aged between 22 and 30.
The TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady, said young women with vocational qualifications experience a “huge gender pay gap”, partly because they work predominantly in sectors where pay is poorer.’ - Guardian