Celebrating Women in Construction.
We are celebrating careers for women in the construction industry as part of Women in Construction Week (1st – 7th March).
Originating in the US, Women in Construction Week aims to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction and to emphasise the growing role of women in the industry.
In order to attract more job applications from younger people of both sexes, we are working with Ace Training to offer work opportunities across a range of apprenticeships including brickwork, bench joinery, groundworks, maintenance operations and site carpentry.
“We are always looking to attract young people into the industry and apprenticeships are the perfect way to train, get a qualification and gain valuable paid work experience at the same time,” said our Managing Director, Graham Flint.
Among those taking part in the scheme is apprentice bricklayer Lucie Shaw, who left school last summer to begin her training, and is now working on our Park View development at Woodstock, in partnership with Blenheim Estate Homes.
“When I got the chance of the apprenticeship I was really pleased. I love what I do, I find it really interesting and like being part of a team,” said Lucie.
“Apprenticeships are a brilliant way of learning and giving you a purpose, which will hopefully lead to a future career.
“I think it would be great for more women to get involved with the construction trade. I was a bit wary at first but think I have fitted in well and I’ve had nothing but help and support all the way,” she added.
Lucie is one of three apprentices currently working with us, who form part of the 18-strong group of apprentices currently working and learning with Blenheim.
One of Blenheim's 10-Year Goals is to train over 100 new apprentices, working with local schools, colleges and training providers.
To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at Blenheim go to blenheim.org/careers/apprenticeships