Help! I’ve been tasked with setting up a positive action scheme to attract women into construction apprenticeships.

I have no experience of this and am looking for hints, tips, advice and any documents / policies people are willing to share.

1. Is it fair to reduce the entry requirements for this group, and, how can this be justified

2. Do we have to state the legislation under which the PA scheme has been set, or, can we simply quote statistics – currently 93% male!

3. Is anybody aware of any funding I may be able to tap into to help support the project?

Basically, I need the whole thing… advice on where to start, what to include and anything else you can think of.
Ian Stone