ISG’s HR director on improving construction’s gender imbalance

10 October 2017

ISG HR director Jane Falconer

A clearer career pathway and promoting the diversity of roles will help to attract more women into the construction industry, says ISG’s HR director.

Jane Falconer made her comments to the HR recruitment website Changeboard following ISG’s backing of the Young Women’s Trust’s pledge to increase the number of young women in construction apprenticeships.

“People think that if you work in the construction sector you must be based on a building site, which doesn’t necessary appeal to everyone,” Jane said.

“We want to demonstrate the wide range of roles available within our industry so that every potential recruit knows of the opportunities that exist, whether on-site or office based.”

The article highlights that for every woman starting a construction apprenticeship, there are around 56 men.

Jane said there needs to be more education around the variety of roles available to women, as well as more coaching and mentoring to support not just entry into the sector but also continuing development.

“Signing the pledge allows us to enhance our apprenticeship schemes and build on the work we do to ensure a fully inclusive experience for all of our future talent.”

Follow the link to read the full article, Building female apprenticeships, which can be found at changeboard.com. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.