What you need to get started in the Trades

Below is all the info you need to take the first steps into getting your career in the trades.

Why Trades

  • Creative
  • Work with your hands
  • Be your own boss
  • No Student Debt
  • There’s no shortage of work

What do I need?

How do I get an apprenticeship?

There’s a lot of information out there but it can seem a bit overwhelming if you’ve only just started exploring a career in the trades. We’ve saved you some time and googling by gathering some links for some of the things we think you might want to know at this stage. All the info you need is in the toolkit from week 2 FAQs for getting into the Trades.

I want a job how do I get one?

Do some research on local tradespeople. Do a google search for trade businesses in your area. Read their reviews, find out about their business and the best person to contact, get in touch, introduce yourself, and make it known that you’re keen.

  • These 7 websites are full of stories, advice and information from trailblazing women making waves in the trades.
  • What can I expect to earn?


You don’t have to know everything before you start. The old saying ‘We can teach skills, we can’t teach attitude’ still plays. If you have the drive and the interest back yourself and get the advice you need to get your foot in the door.