Young women and apprenticeships: still not working?

This report highlights the extent to which the system continues to let down young women and calls for urgent change to put equality and opportunity at the heart of the apprenticeship programme.

Following on from the 2015 report Making apprenticeships work for young women, this report looks at the progress that has been made at the mid-point of the government’s timeline to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.

I was put off from doing an apprenticeship in a theatre because it was full time at apprentice wage and I couldn’t figure out how I could survive on that. If it was part time I could have done it alongside higher paid work.

Emma, aged 26