Gender Pay Gap Data Trafford College
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Gender Pay Gap Data
Gender Pay Gap Data


The Equality Act 2010 (Special Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 apply to a list of ‘specified public authorities’ including colleges. This included a duty for colleges with more than 250 employees to publish data on gender and pay.


Pay Gap Data

The gender pay gap for Trafford College shows:

Difference in mean hourly rate of pay – mean 7.1%*
Difference in median hourly rate of pay – median 1.9%**
Difference in mean bonus pay – mean 0%
Difference in median bonus pay – median 0%

* males’ mean hourly rate is 7.1% higher than females (£16.85 males v £15.74 females)

** males’ median hourly rate is 1.9% higher than females (£16.11 males v £15.81 females)



Pay Gap Quartiles

The table below shows a breakdown of the proportion of male and female employees in each of the four pay band quartiles:



Proportion of males Proportion of females
Upper Quartile 46% 54%
Upper Middle Quartile 42% 58%
Lower Middle Quartile 30% 70%
Lower Quartile 31% 69%



Trafford College Data Analysis

There are proportionately more female than male staff in the two lower pay quartiles. A large number of these roles are term time only, part time roles and tend to be attractive to those with child care and other caring responsibilities.


Trafford College is committed to reducing the gender pay gap through :

  • Continuing to ensure that support for women returning to work following periods of maternity leave e.g. job share, and other flexible options
  • Encouraging men to take advantage of flexible working arrangements in relation to caring responsibilities
  • Further reviewing our family friendly policies
  • Enhance the College’s employer brand by promoting male dominated roles e.g. IT, technical and professional roles, with a view to attracting more female candidates
  • Use the proposed merger with Stockport College to provide a wider range of career progression and working patterns across the combined Trafford College Group
  • Providing mentoring for women returning from maternity leave


Trafford College
(Altrincham Campus)

Manchester Road
West Timperley
WA14 5PQ

0161 886 7070
The Centre for Science and Technology
Trafford College
Talbot Road
M32 0XH

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ACS Centre
(Gas safe registration)
Trafford College
Talbot Road
M32 0XH

0161 886 7106
The Skills Shop
intu Trafford Centre
M17 8AA

0161 747 4674

Trafford College is a leading provider of education and training in Greater Manchester. With a £50m investment in world-class facilities, an innovative approach to learning and exceptional links with some of the UK’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.