We want to break down barriers to opportunities for young women, so they can smash career stereotypes and be anything they want to be.
It is hard to believe, but our 2022 annual survey report found that
- 20% of HR decision makers think that men are better suited to senior management jobs than women
- 11% of HR decision makers are aware of a woman being overlooked for a promotion she deserved in the last year
All too often apprenticeships are not working for young women.
Young women are more likely than young men to do apprenticeships in a small number of low paid sectors, like child care or social care.
1 woman starts an apprenticeship in engineering for every 20 men, while 13 times as many women started an apprenticeship in childcare. An engineering apprentice earns on average £3000 a year more than a childcare apprentice.
Women continue to earn less for years after they complete their apprenticeship.
We want to see a flexible apprenticeship system that offers young women the best opportunities to be anything they want to be.