National Apprenticeship Week: Women in Construction event


Students talk to staff and employers about construction at Brunel Construction centre.

On Wednesday, we hosted our Women in Construction Event at our Brunel Construction Centre. Students from local schools attended and participates in a range of activities, including presentations, employer workshops, tours and hands-on demonstrations.

Employers in attendance included Willmott Dixon, Gleeson Homes, Little Miss Electrical, Kirklees Council, Tilbury Douglas and Vinci Construction.

The employers gave talks to the students about apprenticeship and career opportunities, encouraging more women to get into the Construction sector.

Steve Plumstead, Head of Faculty for Construction and Land-Based Studies said about the event: “It was great to see so many local students and employers attend our Women in Construction event. We hope the event inspired a new generation of young women to get into Construction, an industry with fantastic opportunities for everyone.”

If you’re interested in starting your career in Construction, why not come to our Open Days in March? Brunel Construction Centre will be open on Saturday 18 March, 10.30am – 1.00pm, alongside all our other Huddersfield Centres. You can get your free ticket here.

To find out more about our apprenticeseship offering here at Kirklees College, head to our apprenticeships page.

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