Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Construction industry calls for quotas to ease gender inequality

  • Comment

More than half of those questioned in a survey believed the industry should look to quotas to force companies to employ a certain number of women

The questionnaire by the construction recruitment website CareerStructure.com, professionals voiced their concern over the lack of women in construction, with almost two thirds stating they did not feel enough women were working within the construction, engineering and built environment industries.

Over half of those questioned work in companies where 90 per cent of the workforce is male.

Greater support from management, better recognition of female talent and introducing girls to construction careers at the early decision making stages were called for in order to attract women.

Rob Searle, commercial director at CareerStructure.com said: ’Despite industry professionals’ uncertainly over a perceived shortfall in female employees, ensuring that they continue to promote themselves to women. Events such as the ‘Women In Construction Awards’ help to ensure that existing talent within the industry is recognised, and it is now the overall industry’s responsibility to build upon their success and encourage more females into construction roles.’

Subscribe to AJ for £3 per week

Subscribe today and receive 47 issues of the magazine, 12 issues of AJ Specification and full access to TheAJ.co.uk and the AJ Buildings Library

Are you a student?

Students can subscribe to the AJ for £8 per month or £1.60 per week! Click here to start receiving the most recommended magazine for architecture students

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs