Portview is partnering with independent, not-for-profit organisation, Women into Construction (WIC), to create opportunities for women wishing to work in the construction industry, promote gender diversity in the workforce, and connect with members through mentorship programmes and events.
Only 14% of the construction workforce is female – and WIC have actively supported over 800 of those women into employment. Since the pandemic, WIC has evolved its core services by adding a new remote mentoring programme, which matches construction company volunteers with female clients to build relationships and offer guidance during this uncertain period.
Speaking about the partnership, HR Manager of Portview, Karen Fullerton commented:
“Here at Portview we are passionate about workplace diversity and are proud to have a number of strong, talented women in our team, many of whom are also in leadership roles.
“However, we recognise that so much more needs to be done across the industry as a whole and collectively, we need to educate ourselves and others on how to make construction more accessible to women and minority groups.
“We’re looking forward to promoting the many wonderful opportunities a career in construction holds for both men and women and are optimistic about the future of workplace diversity.”
For more information on Women Into Construction, visit: https://www.women-into-construction.org/
“So much more needs to be done across the industry as a whole. We need to educate ourselves and others on how to make construction more accessible to women and minority groups.”