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Only 11% of people working in construction in the UK are women..

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And women make up just 1% of the skilled trades workforce...

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Which is why we're dedicated to getting more women onto the tools.

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The problem.

Only 14.5% of workers in the construction world are female, but less than 2% of workers “on the tools” are women, according to the construction training and registration body CITB.

The reality is that companies must harness the power and skills of women to help address the skills crisis within the construction industry.

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Our solution.

Through a collaborative approach, Women on the Tools provides advice, support and guidance to housing providers, training organisations and employers as well as policy makers, to facilitate the growth in women’s career opportunities within the construction sector.

Our Focus.

The primary focus of Women on the Tools is to work with colleges, training organisations, building trades and construction industry employers, to help them recruit and retain tradeswomen in order to tackle the current serious skills shortage, and achieve a better gender balance between their employees.

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Get in touch.

If you are an organisation interested in the work we do and are looking for a potential partner to help support you this area please get in touch below

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Phone

0330 311 0447

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Twitter

@womenonthetools