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Apprenticeships: done/doing one or want to?

JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Community Manager

Have you ever…
- Completed an apprenticeship, or are doing one now?
- Started but didn’t finish an apprenticeship?
- Applied for an apprenticeship but was unsuccessful?
- Thought about doing an apprenticeship?

If so, and you’re a young women aged 18-30 years, then our friends over at Young Women's Trust has a great opportunity for you!

[FONT=&quot]Here's what they say:[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Young Women’s Trust (YWT), a charity which supports young women who are trapped by low or no pay and facing a lifetime of poverty, is launching a three-year campaign about young women and work called “What She Can Be”. This year the focus is on Apprenticeships.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]It has been found that young women do a narrow range of apprenticeships compared to men and that they tend to be in sectors which are low paid. Plus they are less likely to start an apprenticeship maybe because so few offer flexible working to accommodate childcare or family responsibilities. With the Government prioritising apprenticeships as a route to employment for young people it is clear that now is the time to campaign on young women’s access to apprenticeships![/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]YWT want young women to be at the heart of this campaign, which is why they are building a Working Group and they want you to be part of it! We are looking for 10-15 young women aged 18-30 who have some experience of apprenticeships.[/FONT]

· [FONT=&quot]Tell them about your experiences [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Help them develop the solutions at an exciting event in October[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Attend events in Parliament and elsewhere [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Read their report and tell them what you think of it[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Meet with your MP to talk about apprenticeships[/FONT]

· [FONT=&quot]You’ll receive accredited training in campaigning and public speaking and develop key transferable skills for future work and training – including: Problem solving, Teamwork, Influencing, Advocacy, Communication, Organising, Working to deadlines, Motivating people and Making decisions[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]YWT will teach you all about The Apprenticeships Campaign – so you know it inside and out![/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]You’ll increase your confidence in speaking to different types of people[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]You’ll get free telephone coaching to build your confidence and help you with other work/life issues [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]You’ll help them in their fight to improve young women’s access to apprenticeships [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]You’ll get to work and build relationships with other young women [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]You’ll receive a certificate and reference from YWT [/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]All of your travel and expenses will be covered[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The accredited training dates are as follows:[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Campaigning – Saturday 22nd August – 11:00-17:00[/FONT]
· [FONT=&quot]Public Speaking – Saturday 26th September – 11:00-17:00[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Both training events will take place in Birmingham and all of your travel expenses and lunch/refreshments on the day will be covered by YWT.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]If you want to develop your CV and be a part of something that will make young women’s access to employment and experience of apprenticeships better then get in touch![/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Email Lydia on [FONT=&quot][email protected][/FONT][FONT=&quot] or text/whatsapp her on 07788 291 063 for more information.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Don’t miss out on the chance to make a REAL DIFFERENCE for young women![/FONT]
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