Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Women move into construction and engineering jobs in greater numbers

Hundreds of women have got construction and engineering jobs thanks to support from the Department for Work and Pensions partnership with charity Women into Construction, as latest figures reveal there are almost two million more women in employment since 2010.

Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP said: “It’s fantastic to see women climb the ladder – especially in a sector like construction – and support to progress is on hand at jobcentres around the country.

“Almost two million more women are in work than in 2010, and while our Work Coaches are focused on getting people into jobs, they are also doing great work supporting people to increase their hours, lift their income and progress.

Jacqui Wordsworth, Director of Business Development at Women into Construction, said: “It’s been great seeing talent develop. We are so proud of all the women that we have helped succeed in their careers, within construction and engineering, through our partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions.

“Working within construction is a fantastic opportunity, no matter what gender you are, with huge amounts of potential for progression. We’re committed to Change the Face of Construction by helping more women into employment in this sector and help them succeed through in-depth 1-2-1 support including training, mentorship and work experience.”

Women into Construction has been partnering with DWP to support unemployed women into the construction sector since 2008. The partnership supports those DWP jobseekers who wouldn’t ordinarily consider a career in this sector to explore their options in a supported environment, thanks to the in depth 1-2-1 support provided by the Women into Construction team.

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