Getting women into the construction jobs

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PINK hard hats are getting across the message to young women that a career in property and construction isn’t just for the boys.

Pupils from Bruntcliffe School in Morley visited the offices of Wates in Leeds and took part in sessions aimed at introducing them to the opportunities available in the sector.

Fifteen young women aged 13-18 were chosen for the workshops which are supported by Wates and Women in Property.

Five successful women from the Yorkshire property industry spoke to the group.

Jenny Taylor-Smith of Drivers Jonas Deloitte, who made a presentation to the youngsters and is pictured with two participants, said: “The pink hard hat may be a light-hearted way of grabbing attention but it carries an important message. It is so important that the property industry recognises the great pool of female talent available to them at the earliest possible stage.

“This starts with giving talks to girls in school, right through university and into their early careers.”

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