The programme aims to challenge misconceptions and to encourage females to consider opportunities in sectors such as engineering and construction that offer flexibility and wider career choices. The #notjustforboys programme aims to increase awareness amongst young females of the wide array of career opportunities available to them in sectors where women are typically under-represented, such as construction and engineering. This is achieved through engagement including primary school taster sessions, awareness events, mentoring, work experience or placements, and apprenticeships.
We embrace equality and opportunity for all; we proudly employ more females than our industry average and we have a good gender balance across our difference roles. Nonetheless with the industry facing a skills shortage, we believe it is important for us to encourage a wider pool of talent by inspiring females to make informed choices about their career.
The NotJustForBoys programme’s social impact creates training opportunities and employability pathways for females in non-traditional sectors. We will be working in partnership with Women’sTEC to inspire females to consider a wider range of career options and offering support to students in their journey.
You can read more about the NotJustForBoys programme here: https://www.notjustforboys.org/.