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GW Power-Safe are Smashing Stereotypes

By May 25, 2021GW Power-Safe

Featured are the women of GW: (To the right) Amy Mumby our HR and Business Support Manager, Jane Waters in our accounts department. (To the left) Daisy Raine-Ellerker, Digital Marketing Executive and Sophie Haley, Apprentice Administrator.

Here at GW, we are proud of the women we work alongside every day. Our company are advocates for encouraging and supporting women who are interested in a career within the construction industry. GW is pushing for women to join the sector both on sites and in professional roles in our offices.

The women employed at GW Power are smashing stereotypes that are commonly associated with the construction industry.

Of all the people working in the industry, women comprise only 14 per cent. 76% of the women who are in construction jobs tend to work off-site, and only 2.5% of women are tradespeople.

GW believe from a young age that women should be educated and made aware of the potential roles available to them in the construction sector. We are supporting women to start apprenticeship schemes in the industry, to try and break the stigma of a male-dominated industry, the number of young women in the UK applying to join construction apprenticeships is on the up.

New construction projects are expected to stabilise and grow in 2021, and many new industry jobs are expected to rise by almost two million in 2021, GW Power encourages all companies in the construction sector to recruit more women to bring their skill sets into the field.

GW are grateful to have a diverse workforce that creates a positive working environment, great working relationships between all staff members and a comfortable atmosphere.

GW will continue to focus on the importance of encouraging women to join the construction industry and bringing different skills into the business.

Further information and credits:
https://www.randstad.co.uk/women-construction-2020/
https://innovateuk.blog.gov.uk/2019/02/11/women-in-the-future-of-construction/
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1023964/employment-in-the-uk-construction-industry-by-gender/
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/women-construction
https://www.shmscontractingltd.co.uk/encouraging-women-into-construction-industry/

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