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Education & training grant case study

Women into Construction

3 women that the Charitable Trust funding helped get into construction
Women into Construction's Managing Director, Kath Moore (MBE), talks to us about her organisation and the benefits of receiving a grant for education and training from the Charitable Trust.

Please tell us about Women into Construction

Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. We’re a membership organisation, supported by industry, local councils and training organisations.

We provide bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry, and assist contractors to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal work-force.

How will the funding you’ve received from B&CE’s Charitable Trust help your organisation support employment in construction?

Women into Construction is delighted to receive funding from B&CE’s Charitable Trust. It will enable us to support 60 women to achieve the Level 1 Health and Safety qualification and gain a CSCS card, thus facilitating them in their progress into work within the construction industry.

The CSCS card is an essential pre-requisite to obtaining work on a construction site. For these women, it is their passport to working in the industry. In previous years we’ve had a 100% success rate with participants completing and achieving these qualifications and we anticipate the same this year. On completion of the CSCS test, we will continue to support the women to obtain work-placements and eventually employment in the industry.

In 2018, Women into Construction supported 72 women into work placements and 96 into employment within the construction industry. We would like to thank B&CE for facilitating these women’s journey to develop their careers within the construction industry, by providing this all-important funding.

Is there anything you’d like to say about the service and support you’ve received from us?

Women into Construction are delighted to have the support of B&CE’s Charitable Trust, which has enabled so many women to kick-start their careers in construction. This support is a vital part of our service, and enables us to ensure that every woman that we place within a construction company, has a CSCS card, which is their passport to a career within the industry.

Interview with: Kath Moore (MBE) Managing Director, Women into Construction