Torus Foundation’s Women in Construction programme is back, well part one shall we say until the practical sessions can once again take place.

Starting from 8th March, this will be an introductory course as part of the Women in Construction programme focusing on some tutor led online sessions. Once completed, you will be guaranteed a place onto the practical sessions which will be organised following lockdown restrictions.

In partnership with St Helens Chamber this opportunity delivers an insight into the construction industry.

To take part you’ll need:

✔ To be a Torus tenant living in St Helens or Warrington

✔ Have access to a computer/tablet/ laptop & the Internet at home

To help get you started, digital support is also available if needed.

Please note when practical sessions commence, they will take place in a St Helens venue.


For more details you can contact:

Phil Roberts, Employment Advisor  07703601110

or by emailing ‘Women in Construction’ to or call 0300 123 5809

Trynette from Newton (pictured below on the right) explains, “It feels amazing to see what I’ve achieved. I’m already used what I’ve learnt back at home. It’s not just about the skills though, but how good I feel about myself, it’s been therapeutic.”

Helen from Warrington (pictured above bottom left) adds, “The group of ladies I’ve been part of have worked so well together, making sure we supported each other along the way. We feel empowered realising what we’re capable of.”

Due to the ratio of men and women within the construction industry, many organisations are backing the need to encourage more females to the sector. Some companies have already reaped the benefits of this programme by being proactive and contacting us to put candidates forward for interviews, work experience or perhaps further learning.

On completing the programme, Ella was able to pull together her previous skills with her new confidence for a job in alternative education as Construction Tutor, find out more.

Our Torus group partner, HMS has also played a part in encouraging the ladies by not only advising what next steps could be taken, but they have also provided a number of work experience placements so the ladies can utlilise their knowledge and skills into a real work environment.

Employment Officer, Catherine explains, “My role is a bit like a coach, working with people to realise their potential. In particular, I’m proud to be a part of the journey alongside the ladies on our Women in Construction programme, they’re achieving their goals, boosting their confidence and taking that step closer to employment.”

If you’re a Torus tenant looking for other options for training or employment, register for our Talent Pool and a member of the team will get in touch.


To find out more about the Torus Foundation or to get involved in what we do, please get in touch.

Call 0300 123 5809 or send us an enquiry here: