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Here at Choice Training, we place an importance on supporting women in achieving a successful career in the construction industry.

Women in trades are still rare with the construction industry historically being

predominantly dominated by males. However, there is a constant demand for newly qualified Plumbers, Maintenance Engineers, Pipe fitters & Electricians, and with that, there are employers all across the nation crying out for women plumbers to enable them to diversify their workforce.

Women in trades also have strong appeal to fellow women and the elderly who do not feel comfortable allowing a man into their home.

We proudly support and help women into trades through our two FREE scholarship places on to our online course programme - YOUR CHOICE, to study NVQ Plumbing Level 2. Through our scholarships we grant financial help to women of all ages and abilities who wish to start a career in construction.

The selected course for the scholarship is online and totally flexible so you can fit it in around your commitments. All women who are offered a place on our Scholarship, will receive our YOUR CHOICE NVQ Plumbing Level 2 course absolutely FREE OF CHARGE (usually £2,995). Find out more about the selected course here.

Within a year, you could be a fully qualified plumber, with the ability to be self employed and working your own hours.


​​Scholarship Applications are considered between June & July Annually only, during this time all you need to do is give us a call on

0203 719 5639 or email us at explaining with a minimum of 100 words why you should receive a scholarship. We will then be in contact with all successful applicants for a short discussion, and hopefully an acceptance letter!

Our scholarship course has been running for a number of years and has proven to be a great success, but don’t just take our word for it… here is what some of our female students have to say about their experiences and their decision to become a woman in the construction industry:

After dropping out of a college course and completing a different late start course to stay in college, someone suggested a plumbing course to me. Because I still had no idea what I wanted to do I didn’t see any harm doing it even to just stay in college until I was 18. I ended up really enjoying it and was fortunate enough to be offered an apprenticeship with Woodford Heating and Energy. Since starting work with them in 2019 I’ve learnt so much and am well on my way to a brilliant career. I’ve been treated with respect by everyone I work with and they’re always happy to help me out. It's so rewarding being able to work on site and see how your skills have improved as well as see quality work knowing it’s your own work.”

Haiyley Dowler,

Choice Training Apprentice - Level 3 Building Services Craftsperson

"After working in an office for over 5 years, I felt like I needed a change from staring at a computer screen all day and I fancied doing something different that was more hands-on. I also wanted to gain a skill which I could use for life, both inside and outside of work, which is when I started looking into apprenticeships in construction.

I enjoy work that challenges my brain such as fault finding and the best part of my job is the people I work with. They have made it really easy for me to transition into a role that has been completely different to what I was used to and an industry that is predominantly men."

Lauren Steel,

Choice Training Apprentice -

Level 3 Building Services Engineering Service & Maintenance Engineer

"I joined this industry through WIC (Women in Construction). They helped me pass my health and safety exam and I obtained a CSCS card. I was then given an opportunity to meet up with other construction companies on an open day event. It was aimed to secure work experience within the construction industry. Throughout my work experience program, it helped me get an insight of what I wanted to do if I joined the industry. I chose plumbing because it’s a skill that stays with you forever. Working on site sounded scary but I got on well with the lads and they were very helpful during my apprenticeship. I love working in this field simply because everyday is NEVER the same, you don’t get bored easily, and you're always learning. As a female plumber a lot of men think it’s great and very respectful."

Ruby Wengi,

Choice Training Apprentice - Level 3 Building Services Craftsperson

"I wanted to become an apprentice as during school I was struggling with my dyslexia which was mainly affecting my reading and writing skills. I then joined a college plumbing course where during that time I found out that I learnt more when doing practical work and learnt more in a working environment so I decided to look into starting an apprenticeship.

I have now been working on site for the past 3 and half years and since day one I have been treated just the same as all the other engineers which has helped me with my learning a lot. I will soon be qualified and I’m hoping to learn a lot more in the coming years as in this job, everyday you learn something new."

Rebecca Homden, Choice Training Apprentice - Level 3 Building Services Engineering Service & Maintenance Engineer

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