Welcome to Women and Manual Trades

The purpose of Women and Manual Trades (WaMT) is to make women the norm rather than the exception within construction and the building trades. If you do too, then please get in touch with our dynamic team – we want to hear from you.

WaMT supports women who work in construction trades, or who want to work in construction trades. We also support and collaborate with a variety of construction industry employers and trade bodies.

WaMT is a programme supported by not-for-profit company, Procure Plus. Having existed as an independent charity since 1975, WaMT became part of the Procure Plus family in 2018, as both organisations due to a shared a commitment to seeing women achieve their potential within construction.

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Who does WaMT ‘support’

The WaMT team can provide direct support to women who want to change careers and move into construction or the building trades; those who want to undertake related training; women who want to move geographically and are unfamiliar with local employers; or those who simply want to find out more about the opportunities that the construction sector can offer. This support ranges from providing or funding training, preparation for job interviews, toolkits and PPE, to on-the-job support and advocacy, access to trade specific networks and advice and guidance on career development.

We will work with and support employers and other partners committed to addressing the gender imbalance by providing real and meaningful employment and training opportunities for women. Through a collaborative approach we provide advice, support and guidance to partners, as well as policy makers, to facilitate the growth in women’s career opportunities within the construction sector.

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Working to make tradeswomen the norm not the exception

Just 11% of people working in construction are women, and only 2% of the manual workforce are women, which is why we’re dedicated to getting more women into construction and the building trades.


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