Incommunities gas plumber Nusayba Sulaymaan has been short-listed for a top national award on February 27.

She joined Incommunities apprenticeship programme in 2008 and has become a role model for other young women looking to build careers in the construction sector.

Now Miss Sulaymaan (above) has joined four other young women vying for the prize of being named Best Apprentice/New Starter (under 25) in the 2013 Women into Construction Awards.

The awards could prove a double success for the Bradford-based housing group with Incommunities’ apprenticeship programme also making the shortlist for the Best Training Scheme.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities group chief executive, said: “These awards showcase the brightest and best female achievers in the UK construction industries and this ‘double’ shortlisting success is a real boost for everyone connected with our apprentice programme.”