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Women hit by unemployment – is it worth considering a move into plumbing, electrics or gas

Recent figures have been released indicating that a high number of women will be unemployed or made redundant in the next year due to a number of different factors.

The construction industry, however, is crying out for female workers across the UK, with polls suggesting homeowners are more comfortable with female workers in the home. It now may be the best time to consider taking up a plumbing, gas or electrical course.

Unemployment among women is already at its highest level for more than two decades, at 1.09 million, and with jobs going in the public sector and retail industry it is expected to rise further. This is coupled with the rising costs of childcare, meaning more women are unable to return to work.

Those with manual skills are set to have more success in their job search than those with administrative skills. Vacancies are up significantly in manual trades such as welding and construction but down in administrative roles, sales jobs and customer services, according to a report from Working Links.

Jobs in other hands-on professions like hairdressing & transport driving has also risen in the last year.

In an article earlier this year we looked at how homeowners seem to be more willing to hire female construction workers as they are seen to be more trustworthy than men. Read the article here.

Here at Options Skills we have helped re-train many women who have gone on to start their successful career as a plumber, electrician or gas fitter if you would like to find out more call us free on 0800 802 1306 or fill in the form on the right for more information.

All data correct at time of publication.