These brilliant women made the choice to join the WiC 21 Moorfields employment programme for a myriad of reasons, but all were seeking something new, engaging and rewarding. Once they had completed their two weeks of classroom-based learning at College of Haringey, Enfield & North London, the group undertook a two week placement on a live site; 21 Moorfields. While on site, they trialled a range of disciplines including mechanical and electrical installation, project management and document control. The feedback we got from the group was overwhelmingly positive, with many saying they only wished the course had been longer because they hadn’t wanted it to end.
Tom Delves, Gratte Brothers’ HR Manager, said:
“This has been a brilliant experience, we’ve met some amazing women who we wouldn’t ordinarily have encountered through our normal recruitment procedures – we were delighted to host them and hope to welcome some of them into our business!”
Gratte Brothers’ Project Manager, Clair Townsend, commented:
“It was a pleasure to have been given the chance to have such a remarkable group of women on site, I was blown away by their enthusiasm, dedication and eagerness to learn from start to finish. It’s been a really fantastic experience, I wish them every success in their future careers in construction, and hope to see them again in the industry.”
Jacqui Wordsworth, Business Development Director at WiC, added:
“The team at Gratte Brothers have been incredibly welcoming and supportive of our women on this programme – it’s no surprise they are all keen to further their careers in construction as a result of this wonderful experience!”
Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. A vital mission which we’re ever-proud of being involved with. A huge thanks go to Aretha Kelly, Jacqui Wordsworth, the team at Women into Construction, and everyone involved from Landsec and Sir Robert McAlpine for helping to make this the success story it is!