The Considerate Constructors Scheme has relaunched it’s ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ learning toolkit to understand why a large gender gap continues to affect the industry and suggest steps on how to tackle this issue head-on.
Over the last decade, we have seen more women entering the UK construction industry than ever before. From project engineers and designers to site managers and plant operators, today women make up 15% of the workforce in the UK construction sector. While this is encouraging, there is still a lot to do to attract more women to the sector.
With the exodus of thousands of skilled workers from the European Union, a decline in young people entering construction roles and an aging workforce with 22% of workers over 50, it’s clear there is a huge deficit of skilled workers.
Greater workplace diversity can help companies evolve, innovate, problem-solve, and be more efficient. Making construction an attractive career choice to women can help to address the skills gap, fill job vacancies and bring innovation to the industry.
The Scheme’s refreshed ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ learning toolkit provides brand new guidance and practical advice, a wide range of resources, and examples of best practice to help highlighting how the construction industry is a sound career choice for women.
Also featuring are a number of new case studies from Scheme-registered contractors who are leading the way on addressing this important industry concern.