WorldSkills UK and the Careers & Enterprise Company partnered together to develop a better understanding of how gendered stereotypes can impact the career choices of young women.
From which we have produced this report ‘Closing the Gender Gap’ Exploring gender differences in careers advice and aspirations, surveying 2000 young people aged 11–19 and 2,001 parents of children aged 11–19.
The findings in this report are a wakeup call and show that, despite past progress, we can never assume that further progress is inevitable when it comes to equality. This report provides a springboard from which we can be more ambitious. We look forward to working together and discussing with our stakeholder networks what more we can do to practically help further the career opportunities of both young women and men whilst, at the same time, supporting their parents and teachers.