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Providing “Period Dignity” within the Construction Industry

Published 21 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEquality Open door policy Separate facilities Toilets

Over the past few years, the construction industry has been trying to improve the diversity of the workforce by encouraging more women into the industry. However, as the industry is still fairly male orientated, there is still a risk that welfare facilities and toilets may not be suitable for female members of staff (for example there may not be clean/…


Giant Tetrahedron Challenge

Published 20 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Diversity Equality Schools

Construction has an infamous gender imbalance which the industry needs to redress. Working with young women can help tackle false perceptions of the industry and promote construction careers. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site supported the local council’s Women in Engineering and STEM event for secondary school aged females. The site team delivered a…


Encouraging Women into the Construction Industry through Twitter

Published 19 June 2018 | Written by Park Road
CategoriesDiversity Promoting Construction campaign Social media

I am part of the site team at Park Road, Wigan. As a female Site Manager in the construction industry I am passionate about encouraging women into the industry. I thought long and hard about what I could do to show/ let women know that the construction industry is changing and that construction workers are not the stereotypes that they…


Here Come the Girls – A Workshop for Women Considering Careers in Construction

Published 24 May 2018 | Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesCampaigns Careers advice Careers advice Diversity Meeting agenda

The GRAHAM Northern region delivered their first Here Come the Girls workshop to promote construction careers and careers with GRAHAM to women at key career decision points in their lives. As an industry that traditionally recruits ‘Dads and Lads’ we asked the question ‘why not Dads and Daughters?’ – we asked staff and workforce in the region to nominate daughters,…


Ready, Steady, Girls Construct: On Site Skills Zone

Published 5 April 2018 | Written by Claire Anderson
CategoriesCareers advice Create opportunities Schools

As part of BAM Construction’s Ready, Steady, Girls Construct! Employability programme, the Blairdardie Primary School site team created an onsite skills zone to host the group. The programme, which focuses on attracting female pupils into the construction industry by providing them with industry insight, training, work experience and employability skills, was delivered over a 10 week period to a group…


Manjeeta’s Story: animated video promoting women in construction

Published 26 March 2018 | Written by Manjeeta Pathak
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Inclusion Promoting Construction campaign

Women remain vastly underrepresented in the construction industry. I started as a graduate in Redrow Homes and they have a robust plan in place to encourage and support women. Redrow decided to make an animation video where I was able to tell my story, stating a message that construction is a great place to work and many people were able…


Spotlight on… women in construction follow-up article

Published 31 January 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

In September 2017, the Scheme launched ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ to raise awareness of the need for gender diversity in the industry. ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ brings together information, resources, examples of best practice, case studies and guidance for construction professionals. This campaign provides registered sites, companies and suppliers with one go-to resource to find out more about…


Girls’ horizons broadened through female-only STEM Campaign

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Schools

As part of Heron Bros project delivery for East Renfrewshire Council and the construction of Faith Schools Joint Campus, Crookfur PS & Nursery and Arthurlie Family Centre, they implemented the “Girls’ Horizons” Initiative to encourage females into STEM careers. In partnership with East Renfrewshire Council, BDP Architects and local schools a female-only careers event was held. More than 80 pupils…


A mechanical and engineering taster day for young women at Mace

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Diversity

Mace has found a lack of women applying to their apprenticeship programmes in the mechanical and electrical engineering (MEP) sector. To address this, Mace’s MEP directors have worked alongside the community engagement and emerging talent teams to explore the causes and solutions to the issue. A trend noticed by community engagement managers at Mace is that young women who enter…


Promoting Women in Construction

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by Gareth Drake
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Inclusion

As part of our commitment to promoting women in construction, the Interserve site team at our flagship £25M Leisure Centre project in Eastleigh, Hampshire have hosted two Women in Property breakfast meetings which have included presentations about the design and construction challenges faced as well as a site tour for those attending. The project has a number of women working…


International Women in Engineering Day

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual event organised by the Women’s Engineering Society to promote career opportunities and celebrate successful female engineers. To celebrate this day on your site you could consider: Attending and/or presenting at a Women in Engineering event. Conducting a visit to a local school to promote engineering careers to young women and men. Encourage…


Female PPE Initiative

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Steve Caucutt
CategoriesEquality Inclusion PPE

Women who work for BAM Nuttall are being supplied with workwear designed specifically for them. After a series of trials on a number of its sites in London, Leeds, Newcastle and Scotland, the company is rolling out a range of work clothing nationwide that is specifically designed for women. Working with workwear manufacturer Arco, BAM Nuttall has commissioned polo shirts,…


Women in Construction at London City Island

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesChanging Diversity Equality Harassment Inappropriate language Inclusion Management attitudes Open door policy Separate facilities Showers Toilets

Reports reveal that women are expected to make up a quarter (26%) of the UK’s construction workforce by 2020. Although companies are doing more to encourage women to join the industry, 41% of women still believe men are paid more. Encouraging and retaining more women in construction is essential to filling the looming skills shortage. Ballymore is encouraging women to…


“People Like Me” Resource for Encouraging Girls into Construction

Published 24 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Diversity Equality Inclusion Schools

The WISE campaign seeks to achieve gender balance in STEM industries by conducting schools outreach, showcasing role models and providing consultancy and training. Drawing from research seeking to understand why certain groups are under-represented in STEM, WISE has launched its ‘People Like Me’ programme to show young girls that they could find fulfilling careers in STEM. Psychological research shows that girls…


STEM – Disaster relief in the UK

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Schools

As part of our STEM programme of Community work, and to celebrate Women in Engineering Day 2017, Sheffield Hallam University, A-one+ and the RAF hosted an activity day aimed at Year 9 and 10 girls from local schools. The focus of the day was on disaster relief in the UK and the engineering skills that are required immediately following a…