Women and Manual Trades (WaMT) has launched a new website that shares details about the organisation and a live jobs board showing current opportunities.
WaMT works with Registered Housing Providers (RPs), training organisations, and construction industry employers to help recruit and retain tradeswomen in response to the current serious construction skills shortage, in order to achieve a better gender balance between tradespeople working in construction.
The group’s aim is to significantly address the underrepresentation of women tradespeople.
WaMT also provides practical support to all concerned with addressing the current imbalance by securing employment opportunities for female tradeswomen.
Through a collaborative approach, WaMT provides advice, support, and guidance to RPs, training organisations, and employers – as well as policy makers – to facilitate the growth in women’s with career opportunities within the construction sector.
WaMT also provides direct support to women who want to change careers and move into the construction sector, undertake related training, move geographic areas and are unfamiliar with local employers, or simply find out more about the opportunities the construction sector offers.
WaMT works with and support employers and other partners committed to addressing the gender imbalance by providing real and meaningful employment and training opportunities to women.
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