Wirral Met are proud to support the Not Just Men and Muddy Boots Campaign to encourage diversity in the industry.
Tackling gender norms and stereotypes, we are proud to be an inclusive college which aims to break down bias and create the next generation of skilled construction professionals. Women make up around 14% of construction industry professionals, but this number is only set to rise with more women in engineering and construction jobs. Misconceptions about gender-specific roles are gradually diminishing with a growing number of women choosing a career in construction and engineering.
There are 186 different roles within construction – from the well-known trades such as roofers and scaffolders to office-based roles such as interior designers, HR managers, BIM managers or business managers. It certainly isn’t all muddy boots and high vis jackets, but it can be that if you want it to be!
Whatever your career route – find out more about the courses to help you get into construction by visiting our homepage or calling 0151 551 7777 and talking to one of our friendly student advisors.
Hear from the founder of Not Just Men and Muddy Boots
Zoe Brooke is founder and CEO of the Save Construction Initiative, a non-profit organisation that aims to improve sustainability and protect jobs in the construction industry and lead for the ‘Not Just Men and Muddy Boots’ campaign, which aims to challenge the perceptions about the construction industry.
Hear from Lily, a Wirral Met Apprentice Electrician at VR Electrical:
Lily is a former Level 2 electrical student who progressed onto an Apprenticeship following her work placement at VR electrical.
*Goconstruct.org data May 2022