Researching online has shown that apprenticeships are seen as gendered.
Research by Prudential last year found that apprenticeships are believed by many young people (7/10) to provide opportunities more towards males. Due to this belief, parents tend to encourage their sons more than daughters to do an apprenticeship. It is 2018 and female empowerment is as important as ever so we must push our girls to fight for their place in the workplace.
Elwood who is an engineering apprentice describes in a Guardian article (2016) that girls should be told about apprenticeships from an early age. This would help speed up the process of knowing what career you want to have, since young people find this difficult.
The London Apprenticeship fair aims to ensure diversity in apprenticeships in every way so come along on the 31st of May and see for yourself. (SIGN UP)
Read more on this here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/apprenticeships-work-for-women