The 8th of March brings International Women’s Day, and here at Energetics we want to celebrate the women that work in construction, engineering and utilities every day, not just here at Energetics but across the world.
We believe in equal rights throughout the construction industry, but statistics prove that this isn’t the case across the UK. So, we thought we would take some time to celebrate the women who work in construction, and the ones who are breaking barriers to enter such a competitive, male dominant field.
In 2005, only 5% of senior construction roles were fulfilled by women, and disappointingly, 66% of these women felt they were treated unequally. Some 11 years later in 2016, the number of women working senior roles has risen to 16%, with a substantially lower 29% feeling they were treated as unequal. Female’s working in both senior and manual construction roles is expected to amount to 26% of the UK’s construction force, but this could, and should be higher.
Energetics see roles in construction, utilities and engineering as equal opportunities. These fields require highly skilled individuals to take on their numerous responsibilities, however these assets do not come down to gender, they are built on how determined, and passionate each person is. Having some of our most senior roles such as HR Director and Associate Director of Business Systems, filled by incredibly talented women is something we are proud of at Energetics, and will continue to fill similar roles throughout the company despite gender barriers perceived in the industry.
Nazmin Makda, Group Communications & Marketing Manager, comments; “It’s refreshing to work at a company like Energetics where gender is not taken into consideration despite operating in such a predominantly male industry. To see so many women excelling in construction and engineering roles is both inspiring and exciting.”
At Energetics, we pride ourselves on employing highly skilled individuals, no matter their gender to ensure the highest standard of work is always carried out. To learn more about International Women’s Day and how you can get involved, click here or to view our current vacancies and see if you could break new ground in a career in construction, click here.