The Women's Trade Network.

The Women’s Trade Network is a Plentific-led initiative supported by a consortium of organisations in the real estate and construction industries. Today, females represent just 2% of the skilled trade workforce in the UK, and we're on a mission to change this.

Our mission.

The Women's Trade Network aims to raise awareness of the benefits that a career on the tools can offer. We partner with training providers to launch introductory trade courses, as well as supporting organisations to provide mentorship and employment opportunities. Please join us in our effort to empower women and bridge the gender gap in the skilled trade industry.


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For women

Our community welcomes females that are looking to train and embark on a career in the booming trade sector. With the support of our training providers and partners, we offer a number of introductory courses to help you identify your preferred trade and find employment prospects that best suit your skills, availability and career goals.

No matter which route is taken, our network is committed to ensuring long-term job opportunities at the end of it, whether that be with a contractor firm, in-house maintenance team or even starting up your own business.

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For supporters

The Women's Trade Network is supported by a number of organisations within the housing, real estate and construction sectors. Each organisation shares our vision to increase female representation within the trade sector long-term, and play a role in encourage more females into trade roles and improving access within their organisations.

Our supporters make a difference by promoting our initiative, offering locations for courses, providing mentorship to learners, and by offering apprenticeship opportunities to our Network. If your organisation can help, we welcome you to become a Women's Trade Network supporter.


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