Women in the Trade

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  1. More women are entering the construction industry

    More women are entering the construction industry

    It’s no secret that construction has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, with the sector often being one of the lowest performers in terms of gender diversity.  However, while there is still much work to be done to address the gender imbalance, recent research from Redrow has highlighted that things are heading in the right direction, […]

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  2. Are more women entering the plumbing industry?

    Are more women entering the plumbing industry?

    Learn more about the number of women currently working in the plumbing industry, and the obstacles preventing that potentially stand in the way of this being higher.

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  3. What’s stopping more women from entering construction?

    What’s stopping more women from entering construction?

    Discover the latest statistics for women working in construction, and the gender equality barriers that remain across the industry.

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  4. Are more women entering the construction industry?

    Are more women entering the construction industry?

    Learn more about the latest in gender diversity in construction, and what the industry can do to appeal to more women.

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  5. The UK needs more female tradespeople

    The UK needs more female tradespeople

    New research from CIOB has highlighted growing demand for female tradespeople in the UK, despite women making up just 1% of the workforce.

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  6. Diversity in construction: We need more women in the trades

    Diversity in construction: We need more women in the trades

    Gender diversity in the construction industry has been an ongoing issue for decades, and while there have been recent signs of progress, there is still much to be done to truly begin levelling the playing field.  This is by no means a problem unique to construction, however, according to new research by Rated People, 11 […]

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  7. Women Installers Together returns for 2022

    Women Installers Together returns for 2022

    Discover more about this year’s Women Installers Together event, taking place this summer at London Metropolitan University.

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  8. Women in construction: Progress, but more work to be done

    Women in construction: Progress, but more work to be done

    More women than ever before are entering the construction industry. However, statistics show more work still needs to be done.

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  9. High demand for skilled tradespeople continues

    High demand for skilled tradespeople continues

    Demand for skilled construction labour workers continues to surge, as job vacancies hit record levels again.

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  10. Worried about A-levels? Why not gain lifelong trade skills!

    Worried about A-levels? Why not gain lifelong trade skills!

    Worried about A-levels? Why not gain lifelong trade skills! A-Level results day can be a scary time, thinking about your future, what and where to go with your results. However, in such strange times, getting into debt and heading to university doesn’t seem like the smartest option. Maybe your results are lower than you expected…Don’t […]

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  11. Hollie’s success story!

    Hollie’s success story!

    Hollie’s success story!   It is a difficult time for the whole country at the moment and we hope everyone is doing all they can to stay safe. We feel everyone could do with a success story from a former student of ours who trained with us back in 2018.   Hollie began her training […]

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  12. International Women’s Day 2018

    International Women’s Day 2018

    Here at Able Skills today we have been celebrating International Women’s Day 2018. With a recent increase in women across our centre, we are now seeing more and more women each week come to our centre to join the construction industry. We have been around our centre today talking to some of the women that […]

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