Closed: Wates: An Insight into the Construction Industry - International Women`s Day 2021


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About Wates

Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We have a proud 120+ year history, now in our fourth generation of family ownership, Wates employs around 4,000 people and works with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners to successfully deliver a range of projects.

Build Yourself at Wates – A virtual work experience opportunity!

Build Yourself, our school engagement programme, aims to address misconceptions and promote careers in construction to the next generation. Our priority is to address the skills gap and lack of diversity within the construction sector.

International Women’s Day - March 2021

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Women make up around 14% of construction industry professionals and this number can only be set to rise with more and more women choosing construction.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a day when the world comes together to appreciate womanhood and their importance in society. The day also celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To honour this day we are looking to hold our first International Women’s day event with Speakers for School open to all females who are interested in finding out more about working in the construction sector.

The day will consist of:

•Hearing first-hand from Wates employees why they believe working in construction is a rewarding career choice for women

•Opportunity to participate in an interactive panel of industry professionals and networking sessions.

•An insight into the construction industry and our business

•Understanding the different career pathways available within the sector

The day will start at 10am and finish at 3pm

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Communication Skills
Meeting senior executives

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Personality: How would your family and friends describe you?