A female apprentice in a man’s world: Shajida’s story (video)

In 2014, Shajida from east London joined the Movement to Work programme, which brings together UK employers to help young people into work and training.

Now, aged 19, she is on a path to career success with a technology apprenticeship at professional services company Accenture.

Shajida says: “I did have a period of time where I felt the pressure, being a girl and wanting to go into a field that was really male dominated.

“But it’s changed my life. I went from college to working in the city, and everyone just seems astonished that a 19-year-old is doing what I’m doing.

“My parents are really, really proud of me. I’m really happy.”


Watch Shajida’s story here: