Women in trades

Careers for Women 

The Training Fund Authority provides additional support to employers to encourage the employment of women into the trades.

If you are a female and wishing to work in the Building and Construction industry then check out the “why should boys have all the fun” video on the Trades Women website. This section provides a great insight into potential opportunities across a variety of different trade areas within the industry.

Key aspects of the Industry:

  • Ability to problem solve
  • Desire challenging yet practical work
  • Have a keen attention to detail
  • Enjoy being physically fit
  • Enjoy a diverse teamwork environment
  • Being satisfied by seeing what you have built

Some of the trades you may be interested in:

  • Plumbing          
  • Electrical                             
  • Carpentry           
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Tiling                
  • Plastering                           
  • Bricklaying          
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Horticulture      
  • Cabinet Making

For more information about this topic including interviews with tradeswomen go to the Trades Women in Building and Construction website.