If you’re thinking of starting out in construction or switching careers, now is a good time. The industry is facing a skills shortage that’s about to increase in the next few years.



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Employers - how to attract more women into your business


In your job ads

  • Welcome job applications from women
  • Think about the words you use, for example use trade person rather than tradesman
  • Use pictures of women working in your business



Get talking

  • Let training bodies know that you're keen to employ women
  • Talk to local polytechnics to find out about women who will soon be qualified
  • Let your industry body know you're keen to take on women apprentices, trainees and interns



Ask around

  • Use your family, social and work networks, ask around for women who want to train or are already training and keen to work
  • Contact industry bodies and speak with other businesses to find out how they brought women into their workforce



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