The Real Cost of an Apprenticeship: Are Young Women Paying the Price?
The latest report from our apprenticeship campaign highlights ongoing concerns about the ability of the apprenticeship system to provide opportunities for all young people to gain vital new skills and progress into high quality employment.
The report found that:
- A significant number of apprentices are struggling financially
- Progression is uncertain, especially for young women
- Many employers continue to treat apprentices as second class employees
- Apprentices with children face greater challenges
- Bullying, harassment and discrimination are rife
Young Women's Trust is calling for a significant increase in the apprentice minimum wage – or to scrap it altogether and put apprentices on the same rates as everyone else.