Sunderland apprentice challenging gender stereotypes
Paige Audsley is one of only four females out of a group of 131 carrying out a painting and decorating apprentice in Sunderland.
The 17-year-old is training for two years with Carillion.
She said: "Don't let your gender or what anyone else thinks of you get in your way."
Throughout the week beginning 27 March BBC News is telling the stories of young people in Sunderland online and on social media.
- From the section Tyne & Wear