We were delighted to take part in a ‘Not Just for Boys’ session at St Martin in the Fields School for Girls, highlighting various careers in the construction industry and with the aim of breaking down the stereotypical view that many of these career paths are just for men!

Women in the UK currently make up just a small proportion of the construction industry workforce, which has been historically male dominated. It is therefore important to encourage more women to join the industry, making it a more inclusive profession. It is a large and varied field, with numerous opportunities.

The event at St Martins School was a fantastic opportunity to work with young women who will soon be embarking on new chapters post sixth form and could potentially form the new generation of workers in our industry.

The session involved a Q&A between the girls and various individuals who have careers in the construction industry along with a debate about why women should enter the industry.

On International Women’s Day, and every day, it is important to recognise the significant value that women bring to the workforce.