More women should consider apprenticeships

In light of the report, Young Women’s Trust are calling for the government and employers to make these sectors, and the prospect of entering an apprenticeship, more enticing for young women.   Ideas include developing a positive action scheme which will incorporate diversity action plans, targets to increase occupancy of women, places being reserved on training courses purely for women as well as specific mentoring schemes.  Other initiatives include the collection of data to make gender gaps more transparent, greater flexibility, plus improved pay and financial benefits.


The charity’s final initiative involves an Employer Pledge in which employers are encouraged to introduce measures to make apprenticeships work better for young women.   To find out more about how you can sign up to the employers pledge, you can visit the website for the Young Women’s Trust.


Aspire Training Team works with young men and women across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset to place apprentices in business administration, child care and health & social care.  To find out more details about how to become an apprentice you can contact the team on 01202 551553 or email

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