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How can we Encourage Girls to Consider Construction?

Exam season has arrived and for many 15-year-old girls, it means feeling the pressure of deciding what career path they want to follow. For many of them though, a career within the construction industry is probably not at their top of the list. CITB data shows that the appeal of  …

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Construction College Celebrates 30% Rise in Female Technicians

A Leeds college is celebrating its latest figures indicating a boost in women moving into some fields of construction. According to the data, over the last 4 years Leeds College of Building has seen a 30% increase in the number of women studying technician courses including civil engineering and quantity …

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Women proving that construction is not just a man’s world

A leading lawyer in the construction industry has called for more women to get involved in the sector. Rebecca Palmer, 42, who heads the construction department at Ipswich-based solicitors Prettys, has dealt with legal issues in the industry for more than 13 years. And, ahead of International Women’s Day this …

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Polypipe saddles up for sponsorship of fledgling female cycling team

Polypipe has signed on as principal sponsor of a new all-female competitive cycling academy. The Doncaster-based manufacturer of plastic above and below ground drainage and water management systems will continue its support of developing talented sportspeople by backing the new Racescene Female Development Academy (RFDA) for the 2019 race season. …

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‘Spotlight on…Women in Construction’ campaign wins prestigious industry award

Scheme recognised for its “outstanding contribution” to encouraging women into the construction industry The Considerate Constructors Scheme has triumphed at the London Construction Awards, winning the ‘Women in Construction’ Award for its national ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign. The award recognises the Scheme’s exceptional efforts to boost the much-needed industry …

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Women in property

With a start-stop stint at college, 20-year-old, Alisha Winder decided that solely spending days in the classroom wasn’t right for her and opted to kick start her career by joining the housebuilding workforce. Winder, who joined Linden Homes’ West Yorkshire region in Leeds in September 2017, is now one of …

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Workwear for women …at last!

A leading training provider – JTL – has formed a strategic alliance with a company that is seeking to make it simpler for young women to work in the building services engineering sector, by designing workwear especially for women to wear during working hours. JTL is working hard at attracting …

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Palladium Building Supplies Girls light up Neon Midnight Walk

On Saturday 21st July 2018 five girls from the Kingsbridge and Ivybridge Branches of Palladium Building Supplies, along with over 1700 other ladies, took part in the Neon Midnight Walk in Plymouth. The girls managed to raise an amazing amount of money from sponsorship raised by our wonderful customers and …

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How STEM industries can attract more females into the sector

  In anticipation of International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2018, Lucy Speed, HR advisor at engineering solutions provider Boulting Ltd, explores what employers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries can do to attract more females into the sector.   Engineering contributes 26 per cent of …

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