Getting more women involved in apprenticeships (Video)

This video from national training provider 3aaa investigates the lack of women in apprenticeships. Find out why women have turned away from the education platform in the past, and discover why apprenticeships should be embraced by the female population.

According to Young Women’s Trust’s recent poll of more than 1,000 people, female Apprentices earn over £1 less an hour than male Apprentices. Over the course of a year, that equates to about £2000 less pay.

The reasons behind this are that young women are choosing apprenticeships in traditionally lower paid sectors such as retail and administration rather than IT or Engineering.

Dr Carole Easton, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust says:

“It is staggering that in the 21st century certain employment sectors are hardly welcoming any young women. Less than 2 per cent of construction apprentices are female and make up less than 4 per cent of engineering apprentices. According to the same official figures, even in IT & Telecoms this figure stands at 12 per cent.”