Get Girls Plumbing to Enhance Tool Hire Recruitment

Tool hire recruitment could have more of a gender balance in the years to come, following initiatives like Get Girls Plumbing.

Organized by WaterSafe and supported by trade bodies like the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, Get Girls Plumbing is a scheme to help redress the balance of gender-based careers guidance in years gone by.

Kevin Wellman, chief executive officer of CIPHE, said: “Career guidance at school is very important and advisors need to realize that we need a more balanced workforce.

“Girls should be given the same advice and opportunities as boys.”

WaterSafe found that women account for less than 1% of the UK’s total plumbing workforce, yet 31% of women would prefer to hire a female plumber.

And 38% of the women surveyed said that, if they could go back to their education days, they would pursue a trade rather than an admin or secretarial role.

With gender boundaries continuing to blur, future generations are likely to be less polarized in terms of traditional ‘male’ and ‘female’ careers.

Tool hire recruitment specialists will work hard to make sure this is the case in disciplines that support the trades – meaning we are likely to see more women hiring tools from women in the years to come.