There has been a marked rise in the number of women working in construction roles over the last year, according to a recent report by The Chartered Institute of Building. In the face of a national skills shortage and ageing workforce, the government is urging more companies to support this development and encourage greater diversity in the industry.
Terex Construction has affirmed its commitment to inspiring the next generation of female engineers. The company has begun to implement new initiatives to encourage women to consider a career in manufacturing as part of the government’s #NotJustForBoys campaign.
Lisa Perkins was one of six women inspired to join Terex following last year’s Women in the Workforce Open Day.
Lisa commented: “Before taking a job in the construction sector, I had previously worked as an accountant. But, after a number of years, I made the decision to look for a more ‘hands on’ career, so changed professions entirely and trained as a welder.
“Although the job was really rewarding and challenging, I went along to last year’s Women in the Workforce Open Day after hearing about Terex Construction’s recruitment opportunities from a friend.
“The day was really inspirational. Although I wasn’t expecting it, more than a dozen applicants attended, all with a clear passion for the construction industry. A number of us were offered roles the very next day, so I made the decision to join the company alongside a number of other female team members.
“I don’t come to work for a pay packet; I come to work because I love my job. We’re like a family.”
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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