The Jobs for the Girls campaign has been encouraging more women into the industry since 2011.
More and more women are now choosing to take up a career as a skilled tradesperson. However, the numbers are still painfully low. Men outnumber women nine to one in the trades sector – with less than 1% of all electricians estimated to be female. 72% of male electricians feel old school attitudes towards women still exist in the industry. While three quarters of male electricians would be happy for their daughters to follow in their footsteps.
As part of the Jobs for the Girls campaign, NICEIC recently worked in partnership with Sheffield-based charity WEST (Women in Engineering Science and Technology) and Sheffield College to financially support women taking electrical qualifications. Check out the video.