A woman has described how she chose to take plumbing courses as she decided working in an office was not for her.

Speaking to the Reading Post, Caroline Thorne said the business she set up after qualifying has been running for just over three years and she is confident about its future success.

The 27-year-old explained that she decided to take plumbing courses after finishing a degree in psychology at Surrey University, since she realised she did not want to be in an office all her life.

Ms Thorne's firm specialises in providing female plumbers for its clients.

She was quoted as saying: "I started the business while still working on building sites and then when I was confident it could support me, went full-time into the business after a few months."

Last week, a woman told the Daily Mail that her earning potential as a plumber in London goes up to