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Women in construction

Ever considered a career in construction?

Why not come along to one of our FREE women-led workshops and find out what it’s like to be a plumber, electrician, joiner, plasterer, gas engineer, painter and decorator, or bricklayer?

You’ll gain new skills, meet new people and have fun!

Childcare can be provided for Nottingham City Homes residents, but do speak to us in advance.

Places are limited so please call 07904 583 937 or email us to reserve your place.

The workshops run from 9.30am until 2.30pm and are held at Nottingham City Homes, Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3BB

If you are an NCH tenant and would like us to contact you about receiving support to find work, please complete our employability registration form.

Here's what one of our former participants said...

Etienne Hodge, who spoke as part of our recent Black History Month Women in Construction celebrations, said, "I think Women in Construction is a great way for women to feel confident in construction...I am very proud to be celebrating Black History Month this October by sharing my experience of taking part in the Women in Construction scheme.

"Women in Construction has enabled me to gain practical experience in bricklaying, plumbing, block paving and electrics. I've been able to see first-hand how to perform these skills, and find out more about training and courses that are available for me to become qualified in any chosen trade.

"Women in Construction has also given me practical on-site experience as I was able to take part in a site tour of a new build site and practice safety principles directly on site. Following the site visit, we had a remarkable talk from various women in the construction industry, including Managing Director of the Robert Woodhead Group, Teresa Westwood.

"I have now completed a range of training opportunities that have been made available to me through Women in Construction, and now have a job working as a Graduate Site Engineer for one of the UK’s leading construction groups. 

"I couldn’t be prouder of myself. Thank you NCH.”

You're welcome, Etienne. What a great story...good luck with everything you go on to achieve!