Building careers in construction for women in Bristol

26 August 2022

In partnership with Women into Construction CIC and The Hill Group we’re launching a pre-employment programme in Bristol to help address the gender imbalance in the construction workforce.

Working closely with Bristol’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) team, we’re providing a five-week programme for women who want to understand more about the construction sector and the roles available.  

Providing a hands-on experience 

The pre-employment programme will include: 

  • Three weeks of construction-related and employability training, including CSCS cards, in partnership with The Restore Trust 
  • A 2-week practical, hands-on work experience placement at our impressive McArthur’s Yard site in central Bristol 
  • 1-2-1 coaching and support from Women into Construction. 

The work experience will include trades such as electrical, carpentry, maintenance and painting & decorating, along with management shadowing opportunities in disciplines such as site management and technical coordination.  

This is a really exciting programme and is part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce and a more balanced future for the sector. 

Find out more 

Any women interested in this fantastic opportunity are invited to register to attend an information session at 11 am on Wednesday 7 September at 101 Victoria Street, Bristol. 

At the event, you can learn more about the programme, meet the employers involved and hear from women already successfully working in the industry.