Are you a woman looking for an exciting and varied role?
Introducing the Women into Home Building Employment Programme!
Women into Construction are thrilled to have partnered with the Home Builders Federation and nine major homebuilders to create a new programme for enthusiastic women who are willing to learn and have a passion for the future!
We are excited to have nine major home builders join us on this programme, all of whom will be offering work placements and insights into their companies and the industry – Barratt Developments, Bellway, Cala Group, The Hill Group, Keepmoat, Persimmon, Redrow, St.Modwen Homes and Vistry Group.
Three Cohorts will run throughout 2023 with details of the third Cohort will be released in the coming months. If you are interested in finding out more about Site Management and our participating employers, please download our Information booklet. If you have any questions after reading, please contact us.
Who is the programme for?
We are looking for women who are interested in project management and love solving problems. If you have great communication skills, love working in a team and are great at overcoming challenges, then this could be the perfect programme for you!
The programme is open to all women aged 18+ but we do ask that you have GCSE Maths & English Grade 4/C and above (or equivalent) – your prior qualifications may determine the trainee route available in each company.
You should be able to commit to a 3-week full time training programme. This will comprise 1 week online and 2 weeks at an employer site location. Locations available for cohort 2 are listed on the application form. WiC will provide travel expenses and support towards childcare during the placement, however you will need to arrange your own transportation and childcare if required.
What does the Programme include?
Our uniquely funded Insight programmes take place over four weeks and includes:
- Online Information Session & Virtual Site Visit – come and meet the employers, find out about the programme and visit a site virtually!
- Online Insight into Site Management Week – 5 days of online training to give you an insight into home building and the role of a site manager
- Personal development sessions to help you apply for a trainee role
- An introduction to health & safety in construction
- Insights into modern methods of home building
- An opportunity to meet and impress the participating employers
- Two-week work placement in site-based location near you – shadowing the site management team.
- Full 1-2-1 support, provided by Women into Construction, including childcare & transport costs whilst on placement.
How do I find out more about Site Management?
We have created an Information Booklet which tells you everything you need to know about the programme, employers, site management and what you can expect from a role as a site manager!
There are several routes to becoming a site manager. The graphic opposite showcases a typical career path you could follow but the employers in this programme each offer a variety of training routes into the position – you will find out more about these during the programme.
I’m interested, how can I apply?
Three Cohorts will run throughout 2023, details on how to apply for Cohort 3 will be released in the coming months.
The programme is supported by The Home Builders Federation, who is a membership organisation and a voice for the collective industry. As an industry home builders do everything from identifying great spaces to selling the houses. With the current housing shortage at the top of every political agenda, we’re building more and more homes the nation needs. A career in house building can be incredibly versatile. Home builders work with communities to find suitable locations and collaborate with architects and planners to design great places. Then to actually build a home, they need everything from craftsmen to project managers and sales advisors. All of these roles come together to make each home as attractive, affordable, and efficient as possible. That means keeping them warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and helping families save money on bills all year round.