The rise of women in construction will continue to open new doors
Once upon a time, it would be a surprise to see a female construction worker – but that’s all changing. Recruitment campaigns targeting women have led to a more than 50% jump in females taking construction roles over the past decade or so.
Well-known UK developers such as Barratt Homes, Berkeley Group, and The Hill Group, a housebuilder based in London and the Southeast, are working actively to increase gender diversity within their organisations.
Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. They provide bespoke support to highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal work force.
Indeed, the face of modern construction is changing and the position of women within the sector is not only normalised but championed, making it a golden moment of opportunity if you are a woman considering a construction career.
Another advantage is that the pay gap between men and women in construction is typically much smaller than in other sectors.
A candidate-led market will demand that employers offer better training prospects