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A suitable job for a woman

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Construction may be traditionally seen as a man's realm, but six young women are challenging that assumption.

They are just finishing the first month of a two-year apprenticeship, at the end of which they will have completed an NVQ Level 2 in drylining.

Dominic Tutt is managing director of Astins Ltd, who run the course. Kirstie Osborne is the youngest of the group and just 17. She told the BBC what it is like to be a woman in a man's world.

Shot and produced by Fiona Graham

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