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” link on the TFA 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.