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The information sourced for this article is from GoCompare. Proportionally there are not a lot of female tradespeople out there, particularly in certain trade skills. Possibly due to job uncertainty thanks to coronavirus or a strive for self-employment there is a huge increase in women looking to become skilled tradespeople.

Trades Popularity Amongst Women

The study is based over 5-years showing a 366% increase in women’s interest in learning trade skills. The most popular courses amongst women are painting and decorating courses as well as plumbing courses. In third place was of course electricians, with 11.55% of these new tradeswomen pursuing careers as sparks. There is plenty of room in all of these avenues, with huge skill gaps in the industry as a whole. Those with the right training from a reputable centre will have no issue finding work.

Leading the trade revolution for women are painters and decorators. This job accounts for 33% of all women with a trade, helping customers turn their homes and businesses into spaces to be proud of.

In second place are plumbers – a skill that takes a lot of training and full accreditation and 28.38% of women in the trade have put in the commitment and are now fixing heating and fitting boilers, as well as installing bathroom and kitchen fixtures.

In London, there are 3,930 registered female apprentices across its boroughs, learning construction, planning, manufacturing and more. In Southwark, 31% of apprentices in construction are females, while in Wandsworth (28.28%), Redbridge (16.67%) and Havering (14.55%), high numbers are also raising the national trend.

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Tradespeople have seen their client demand reach their highest levels ever, post-covid. Trade skills hold strong during changes in the country and regardless of the situation, always find work… and more are needed! Check out our trade courses and come change your future today.

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