FEMALE job seekers looking for opportunities in the construction industry have been given expert advice and support at a specialised job fair.
Attendees from across the West Midlands were able to learn more about job opportunities that are available for women had a chance to speak to a collection of employers and training providers to help them learn how to land their ideal role.
Local construction businesses that attended the event included Balfour Beatty, John Sisk & Son Limited, Winvic, VGC Group, and Construction Wise Consultancy, with
also alongside offering further support.
The job fair took place at the Mander Community Hub in Wolverhampton and was organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority through the Find Your Future job skills academy.
West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said: “The construction sector is a major employer in the West Midlands, with tens of thousands more jobs set to be created in the coming years.
“But it is no secret that the sector is male-dominated, with a real lack of women deciding to pursue a career in construction – despite the opportunities that are available.
“That’s why I am so pleased the WMCA has hosted this event, as we look to help people back into work as part of my 100,000 jobs plan, and ensure more women step forward and take advantage of the brilliant jobs and careers that are on offer.”
The WMCA is also funding a wide range of free training courses for people looking to enter the construction sector.