The club, which is owned by billionaire Russian Roman Abramovich and won the last Premier League title, has noted that applications from young males outnumbers those from women by five to one.Having reportedly just paid the highest amount for a female player, in the form of England striker Karen Kirby, Chelsea hopes this will become more even as further applications come in. Students taking part in the 16-month apprenticeship will receive access to a combination of an FA coaching course, academic study and a paid work placement with employers in the city. Kirby?s fellow Chelsea teammate Eniola Aluko commented: ?The World Cup was a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the women?s game and we hope it will also encourage young women to strive for success in other areas. ?Football coaching is only a small part of Chelsea?s new accounting apprenticeship, which involves studying for an accounts qualification and a paid work-placement with a top employer. We hope that the World Cup will inspire as many young women as possible to join the male applicants at our apprenticeship open day at Stamford Bridge.?
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