Following National Apprenticeship Week, Barnsley Council invited a group of students from Horizon Community College to a workshop involving, encouraging girls to think about apprenticeships as an option for post-16.
The girls heard about what it’s like to be a woman working in construction from Adeana Raper at Henry Boot and shocked to learn that only 2% of apprentices in construction are women – Adeana also covered how important it is to break the stigma.
The group also heard from Cloe Cunniff, who started her apprenticeship at Barnsley Council with the IT team when she was 16, and has since progressed into a full-time job!
The workshop was part of a national programme inspired by She-Ra to achieve a ‘Better Balance for Women’ and to stimulate a discussion about challenging stereotypes and applying self-belief. To find out more, visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/13700/Girls-can-do-anything