CPI is a Platinum member of Women into Construction
As part of our diversity and inclusion aspirations, CPI is now a platinum member of Women into Construction (WiC).
WiC is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. They provide bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry and assist contractors to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal workforce.
Wendy McFarlane, Finance Director and Chair of CPI’s Inclusion Network, said: “It’s great to work with an organisation that really understands the challenges in recruiting women into our sector. We know there is so much talent out there, and helping us find these potential employees and build a more diverse workforce is a really exciting prospect.”
As a platinum member, CPI has access to job opportunities online pages, invitations to attend JobShop and recruitment events, as well as mentoring programmes and much more.
Wendy continued: “Our Inclusion Network has already produced and implemented some excellent ideas on how we can be recruiting a more diverse workforce. Being a platinum member of Women into Construction shows we are serious about our intentions. Year on year, we want to see a strong increase in female representation in all job roles, not just in CPI, but also in the organisations we work with.”
About the WiC
The Women into Construction Project was developed on the Olympic Park to address the gender imbalance in construction. Seen originally as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, it was felt that by increasing the numbers of women working in all areas of construction on a high-profile site such as the Olympic Park, there would be a trickle-down effect throughout the construction industry, resulting in a permanent change in the traditionally male culture of construction.
Find out more by visiting: https://women-into-construction.org/
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