Women make up only 11 per cent of the construction workforce and just 1 per cent of workers on site. The Office for National Statistics says that the number of women working as roofers, bricklayers and glaziers is so low that it is unmeasurable.
To promote Women into Construction our site team at Adelaide Street, Belfast recently organised a Women in Construction event for the local Womens Tec.
This included a insight into the different roles currently carried out by female staff, providing an overview of their role and how they got involved in the Construction industry.
This was then followed by advice from representatives of the local colleges who provided information on the different entry routes available to include foundation degrees and higher apprenticeships.
A site tour of the building was carried out with the group where demonstrations of the various trades were shown.
“Thanks to Margaret and all the staff at McAleer & Rushe for organising this superb visit. A very inspiring and encouraging experience for WOMEN’s Tec students!”
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