Mayer Brown are pleased to have attended the Women in Construction Careers Event this month organised by Grainger Plc.
Grainger Plc, which is building new homes at Wellesley, Aldershot, ran a Women in Construction Careers Event this month to inspire female students from local colleges to consider a career in construction, and to dispel the myth that it is a male-only industry.
The students from Farnborough Sixth Form College and Aldershot Construction College were first taken on an in-depth tour of the McGrigor phase of the development. Built by CALA Homes, this phase consists of 108 homes and includes the conversion of the Victorian era McGrigor Barracks into terraced houses.
The group then heard fascinating presentations from women in a wide range of careers on site, showcasing the many varied roles and career routes that are available to women wishing to work in the world of construction this included presentations from our Associate Andrea Hughes and Junior Technician Sarah Clarke.
The informal nature of the event meant that students were able to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the speakers, receiving personal advice and guidance. The key message from the event was that you don’t need a degree to progress within the industry and that there are numerous routes in, with options to change roles later in life.
“It’s been mind-blowing to find out about all the different jobs that I never knew existed, I really want to work on site now” said one student from Aldershot Construction College.