31 May 2012
Study: Women hold just 30% of senior roles in the UK
Less than a third of all top jobs in the UK employment sector are held by females, a new study has revealed.
Research conducted by the BBC has established that, on average, women fulfil just 30.9 per cent of the senior positions available in 11 professional industries across the country.
These sectors include business, education, politics and the military and the figures indicated that gender discrimination remains a pertinent problem in the jobs market in Britain.
For instance, females were found to make up just 13.2 per cent of all senior judges, 14.2 per cent of university chancellors and 1.3 per cent of brigadiers or the equivalent rank in the Army, Navy and RAF.
Following the release of these statistics, European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding told the BBC it is now "crystal clear" the issue of a lack of women in senior roles needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson