Women make it a first for Walsall Housing Group

Published:  17 June, 2011

Karina Patel and Rachel Toor have become the first women to complete a plumbing apprenticeship at Walsall Housing Group's Skills Centre.

Toor said: "I want to break through the glass ceiling and believe there is a definite gap in the market for women in the trades. In my experience, certain groups of people – like the elderly – prefer to have a woman working in their home."