Women in Construction

Published: 29/11/2018

As part of the school’s commitment to showcase roles in different job sectors and to challenge gender stereotyping in careers, Year 9 female students were given the opportunity to take part in a careers speed networking session.

As well as interactive activities, a range of female professionals from the construction industry were on hand to talk to students about their job roles and career paths.

The Women in Construction Event took place on Thursday 1st November 2018 at the Armitage Sports Centre at The University of Manchester. It provided female students with an opportunity to discover new and exciting careers they may not have previously considered and gave them invaluable hands on experience.

Ms O’Donnell, Head of Careers, said:

The interactive activities in the event gave the students a great chance to challenge themselves and practice new skills. Encouraging young women to consider the wide ranging opportunities in sectors such as construction is vital if we are going to close the skills gap.

Precious, Year 9 student, said:

At first I thought being in the construction industry only involved physical work and men. However, after interviewing women who work in this industry, I’ve realised there are many opportunities that I could consider in the future.

Janice, Year 9 student, added:

I never really knew what I wanted to do in the future but today I surprised myself because I could do things I didn’t even know I could do!

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