Countryside Partnerships South West leads the way with Women only construction skills programme

 Women only construction skills programme - Plymouth

CPSW has partnered with training provider Train 4 All to deliver a women’s only Pathway to Site programme at their Skills Academy in Plymouth.


The Academy in North Prospect, Plymouth supported by Plymouth Community Homes is an innovative programme designed to combat the nationwide skills shortage affecting the construction industry. To date the academy has seen 58 learners successfully complete 29, resulting in 16 apprenticeships & 8 jobs created.


Driven by local demand, a women’s only programme was launched in January 2023 to provide a much-needed opportunity for 5 local women to gain experience on a ‘live’ construction site, enabling them to gain the skills and confidence needed to consider a career in construction.