women in trade

70% of Brits have never used a female tradesperson

Almost three quarters of Brits (70%) have never had a female tradesperson in their homes, according to a new survey from Baxi. The study of over 1,000 homeowners, commissioned Baxi to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day (23 June 2021), found an overwhelming 94% said they would have complete trust in a qualified female […]

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Now's the time to encourage more women into the trade – says Steve Willis Training.

International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, and the second annual Women Installers Together conference on July 4th, highlight the growing presence of women in the engineering and technical professions – says Steve Willis Training. The training provider asked two women training as gas engineers at its Burgess Hill Centre for their thoughts – […]

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A trade career offers women excellent pay and prospects – so why are so few joining up?

The building trades maintain their position as the leading source of self-employment in the UK, counting for almost a million businesses. AXA’s latest figures reveal they are still the best choice for a solid and growing income, but questions why numbers of women in the trades remain miniscule. The survey found that in 2016 a […]

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