Making Apprenticeships Work for Young Women

Young Women’s Trust wants to see an apprenticeship system that offers young women the best opportunities and makes the most of their talents.


Apprenticeships are an important route to skills development and work for young people. However, evidence shows that they are not working as well for young women as they are for young men.

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Our report looks at how young women continue to miss out on the many benefits apprenticeships have to offer. It is based on original research through focus groups with young women and polling of 1,269 young people to understand their experiences of apprenticeships.

Young women from 
Young Women’s Trust’s apprenticeship working group were then brought together with employers, government officials, think tanks and charities to discuss the challenges and prioritise actions forming the basis for the recommendations.

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For more information, you can contact our campaigns manager, Mark Gale:

Read the report summary here

Download the full report here