Recent research has once again highlighted the overwhelming lack of female electricians currently in the UK electrical industry.
According to TradeSparky, out of over 250k British electricians, only around 2000 are female. This figure equates to a shocking 1% of the entire contingent of electricians in the UK.
A Man’s World?
The figures highlight the fact that the tradesperson industry is a male-dominated field and one that is severely lacking in female participation.
Worse still, the pattern of a predominantly male workforce does nothing to spark female involvement and continues this trend further, as female uptake remains minimal.
However, the shocking stats don’t stop there. In addition to the inequality in gender employment, the imbalance also extends to the pay scale as well.
Further to the incredible disparity between male and female participation figures, there is also a gender pay gap of just over £3.5k.
Also according to TradeSparky, men receive an average annual wage of approximately £34.5 while women walk away with just under £31k.
Despite these male-skewed statistics, the tide is turning with each passing year with regards to equality in the workplace and the electrical trade does actually pose a great deal of opportunity for women looking to get into the manual trades profession.
In fact, when compared to average annual salary figures published by the Office of National Statistics, the average female electrician earns more than many other professions, such as legal associates (£29k), graphic designers (£27k), police community support officers (£27k), ambulance staff (£23k) and dental nurses (£18k).
What’s more, Direct Line for Business also revealed that 29% of UK adults would prefer to hire a woman to work on their home plumbing, if given the choice.
Electrician Training with Access Training UK
If you’re a woman looking to take those first steps into a career in the electrical trade, Access Training UK can help you get where you want to go.
With a wide variety of courses for all skill levels, our electrician courses are fundamentally designed to help you achieve your electrical goals at a pace that suits you.
Whether you’re a total novice that’s completely new to the business or an existing professional looking to add a few strings to your electrical bow, we have the course for you.
Check out the below for the full rundown of exactly what electrician courses we have available at Access Training UK.
New Career Courses
Perfect for those with little to no experience, our beginner courses include the following:
Trade Professional Courses
For the more seasoned professional, we offer the following courses, designed to expand your existing knowledge:
For more information on any of the electrician courses listed above, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 345 7492 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.