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NICEIC Launch Bursary Scheme For Female Electricians!

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Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate, the NICEIC have launched a bursary scheme to help more women get the support they need to get started in the electrical industry. Able Skills has certainly seen an increase in females training on not only our Electrical Courses, but on all of our courses such as Plumbing, Gas, Tiling, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Decorating and Plastering. We too encourage women across the world to come and visit our centre and give them every bit of support they need to get started in the construction industry.

The NICEIC's bursary scheme is open to females of all ages and will help women cover any training or other relevant costs of up to £500. In a great gesture, it will be amazing to see just how many more women we see make use of the bursary given to them in an attempt to build a brighter future for themselves and make a living doing something they enjoy.

The NICEIC's CEO, Emma Clancy had a few words to share on the new scheme:

“We have helped bring the issue to national attention and are now seeing more women look to take up a career as an electrician.

However, getting started in the industry is still proving difficult for many women. Through this bursary scheme we want to take the next step and help those directly involved.

Over the last seven years we have seen a marked increase in the number of women come to us looking for help and assistance. Colleges and employers have also been in touch to see how they can attract more female candidates.

Where possible we have provided access to training, technical information and opportunities with our registered contractors. But, it has not always been possible to assist those who just need a helping hand along the way.

Through this bursary we will be able to offer practical and financial support and hopefully create a smoother route into the industry.”

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It's great to see attitudes towards women working within the construction industry are changing for the better and it's even more amazing to see both sexes working together on various training courses here at Able Skills. Although there has been an increase in women working within construction, numbers are still pretty low and slowly but surely, bursary schemes such as NICEIC's are changing this for the better.

We've seen many females on our Electrical Courses which can be seen in the above picture! If you would like to find out more about the Electrical Courses and Electrician Training we provide, please click here.