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Construction career boost for female jobseekers

With women representing just 14% of the UK’s construction workforce (according to the Office of National Statistics), BMet has come up with a way to tackle the disparity head on.

Bridge into Construction, a women-only programme, is being launched at Erdington Skills Centre to train jobseekers for careers in plumbing and the wider construction industry.

An information event about the course is being held at the Centre on Tuesday 6 November at 10am.

Centre Manager, Tony Holder said: “The number of women of all ages signing up for construction qualifications with us has been increasing year on year, which is fantastic to see. Our information event will show how it’s a welcoming, inclusive industry and working environment, with opportunities for people to take on many different flexible roles.”

The initiative is supported by Women into Construction (WiC), the Department for Work and Pensions and Birmingham City Council.

Representatives from Wates Construction and RRS Infrastructure Ltd will also be at the event.

The nine-week Bridge into Construction course begins on Monday 19 November. Click here for further details about the course or the information event contact Tony Holder on 0121 446 4545 or email Tony.Holder@bmet.ac.uk

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