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Women encouraged to become fully qualified plumbers

In a bid to get more women into plumbing, CHOICE recently embarked on a regional search for four females looking to take up a vocation in the plumbing trade by giving away four free places at their training centre in Dagenham.

To enter, women had to submit 100 words on their passion for plumbing.

Aligned to its ‘Get Girls Plumbing’ campaign, WaterSafe provided its full support for the competition, offering all winners a free Water Regulations Guide as well as some WaterSafe goody bags to help get them started.

The winners are Sally King, Kaleigh Walby, Maria Markham and Georgia-Rose Cuthbert.

Sally King has been a mature student for the past few years. She comments, “I am delighted to be awarded a place on the CHOICE training scheme. I have worked voluntarily for a friend for the past year to learn the trade, qualifying in my levels one and two; financially I didn’t think a level three qualification would be possible so to win a place is just a dream come true.”

Georgia-Rose Cuthbert, 19, has a passion for trade work and has been busy getting her City & Guilds in Construction this past year; “My long term goal is to become a professional plumber and have my own business in project management and re-developing listed buildings. I am thrilled to have been chosen for a place on the course as its one step closer to my dream.”

WaterSafe director Julie Spinks comments, “It’s great to see women so eager to take up a trade; it really is a fulfilling, flexible and fruitful career path. Following on from the success of our ‘Get Girls Plumbing’ campaign, it’s great to see organisations such as CHOICE take up the mantel and support women on the next steps to becoming fully qualified and potentially WaterSafe Recognised plumbers.”

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