Changing the Face of Construction for Women

Supporting student career education, Laura and Sairah from Osborne engaged with Year 13 Baylis Court all-girls School students regarding the variety of roles offered with the construction industry.

Baylis Court School in Slough has a promising careers programme that guides its students to manage their career development successfully. Historically the construction industry has been perceived as a predominantly male industry, therefore talking to, and educating young women about the scope of roles helps to encourage more women into construction.

Osborne proactively connects with schools and colleges to change the face of construction, to help influence a more gender equal work force as well as addressing the skills gap.

Laura and Sairah, who attended the event as women working in construction, spoke about the many prominent female faces across the business from trade, to contact centre, quantity surveying to site managers. The session was designed to empower the young female students and allow them to consider construction as a potential career path.

Voids Coordinator Laura spoke to the students about her role within Osborne. She is motivated in her position as it has a positive impact on families within the community of Slough. Laura had arranged an activity where the students discuss and prioritise what would need to get done for a house to be safe and ready for a new family to move into.

Sairah spoke to the young people about her exciting role within the Engagement and Social Value team. The students got a chance to see Osborne’s Community Matters magazines, social media posts, sharing the positive impact of social value in our local communities.

Head of Sixth Form, Rob Brown: ‘The session was very engaging and eye-opening for the girls.’