Join the Women's Trade Network.

The trades represent a hugely fulfilling career opportunity for women. We provide advice, support, mentorship, access to training and job opportunities for women to succeed in the profession.

Our programme has been designed to be as accessible as possible allowing you to access the trade that best suits your aspirations.

 

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The Network

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How it works.

Register your interest 

Use the form below to register your interest and one of the team will be in touch to provide further information.

Join one of our information sessions

Whether you're already qualified or are just thinking about a career in trade, we have a session for you. For unqualified participants, we'll provide insight into the opportunities available for women in trade and information about training and employment. For those qualified, you will find out more about self-employment and how to start your own business, as well as the support we offer.

Start your training 

Once you have decided a career in trade or self-employment is the right path for you, we'll connect you to our training provider to start your journey.

Begin your new career 

Join an in-house team, contractor or start your own business and start an exciting new journey in trades.

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Learn more about a career in trade

Join an online information session hosted by our training partner. You will learn about the courses available, advice on the different trade options, insight into career development and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

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Discover your employment options

If you are already a qualified trade professional, join this online information session for insight into self-employment, how to start your own business, or opportunities to join one of the Women's Trade Network partner organisations' workforce. Our experts will guide you through the process and explain the job opportunities available through Plentific. 

The Women in Trade Network pledge.

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Remove Barriers

Our partners have pledged to ensure workplaces are inclusive through measures such as flexible working arrangements, equal opportunities and equal pay. 

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Empower and Support

Our partners are committed to raising awareness of the benefits of a career in trade and help build a network of mentors to empower and support women at the start of their careers.

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Increase Access

Our partners will provide women access to roles and offer residents the ability to request female operatives in their home.

Our training.

We have partnered with national training and education specialist, Learning Curve Group to provide our training courses. 

Multi-skills for construction Level One.

The course

Multi-Skills provides the broad skills required to succeed in a career in trade. It provides insight into a range of trades with an opportunity to try each one and decide which trade you want to focus on for further education once the course ends.

Course length

Six weeks full-time

10 weeks part-time

Skills learnt

Plumbing, bricklaying, plastering, tiling, carpentry, painting and decorating, maths for construction, health and safety, and your CSCS card.

Next steps.

Further training

Once you complete your multi-skills for construction level one, Learning Curve Group will work with you to decide which area you would like to focus on and advise on further training opportunities. 

Apprenticeships and traineeships

We can support you in applying for apprenticeships or traineeships to complete your training on the job either through the Women's Trade Network partners or within the wider industry. 

Support

Our team is here to support you in deciding which route is best for you, as well as advise on mentorship and employment opportunities. 

 

Register your interest.

To find out more about the Women's Trade Network and the training opportunities, please register your interest and a member of the team will be in touch.