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Women in Construction

Women in Construction is a free taster course for women aged 16 and over to learn more about construction and craft trades.

What do the sessions include?

This year’s workshops will be:

  • carpentry
  • painting and decorating
  • plumbing
  • tiling

All workshops are taught by our qualified female operatives within Leicester City Council's housing team. The sessions allow women to learn new skills in an encouraging environment and aim to inspire women to apply for our trade apprenticeship scheme.

Every year, we work in partnership with Leicester College to promote the free course for women in construction. The college allows us to take over the construction department where our qualified trade’s women teach the courses. This is a joint effort to encourage more women into the construction industry.

When and where will the courses be held?

Please note, this year's courses are now fully booked.

Women In Construction 2022 will be held from:

  • Monday 14 – Friday 18 February at Leicester College, Freemans Park Campus (LE2 7LW).

Half-day taster courses:

  • 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 4pm

Visits to schools and community centres

We are working with local schools and communities to help inform women about the diverse roles on offer on our apprenticeship programme.

A team of qualified tradeswomen is available to visit your school or community centre to discuss the programme, and give a presentation and demonstration to teachers, career advisors and young female students.

To arrange a visit by craftswomen to your school please use the contact details below to get in touch.

What have previous attendees said about the course?

“With the confidence of building a BBQ in bricklaying, I can now go home and try this in my garden.”

“Fabulous course learnt a lot of new things; the women teaching the course have been extremely helpful, very approachable and have made it fun to learn.”

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