Aggregate Industries is currently focusing on getting more women into construction, and as part of this, the company is joining a unique female-friendly job site in the hope of supporting women and a more equal construction industry.
The job platform, WORK180, pre-screens employers to ensure they support women’s careers. WORK180 has named aggregate industries as an ‘Endorsed Employer of Women’ following an evaluation of the company and the way in which it treats and values women. Aggregate Industries is the first entrant from the UK construction sector for this Australian found site.
Hazel Mooney, Talent Acquisition Lead at Aggregate Industries, comments: “Despite progress made in recent years, there is no escaping the fact that there is still a huge job to do in dispelling this age-old image of our industry as being male-dominated and having to work harder to attract female talent. By joining WORK180 we hope to show we are an inclusive, gender-neutral organisation which doesn’t just welcome female workers – we’re actively seeking them.”
This is just part of Aggregate Industries’ mission to encourage women into its workforce, having already increased female intake for its graduate and higher apprenticeship schemes. The business also recently launched a female mentor programme specifically for graduates to help support with career and professional development. Through its diversity and inclusion strategy, the business is currently well on track to meet its goal of achieving a minimum of 20 per cent gender balance by 2020.
Hazel adds: “As an industry, we must take decisive action to tackle the gender equality issue if we are to ensure a thriving future workforce and help to bridge the escalating skills gap. We believe joining WORK180 is a positive step forward for the plight and we are incredibly proud to be part of the platform.”
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