Aggregate lays plans to encourage more women workers amid escalating skills gap

With the skills deficit continuing to grow, Aggregate Industries believes that breaking down gender barriers is vital to safeguarding the future of the construction industry – and has laid some firm foundations to encourage more women into its own workforce.

Currently, as is typical with most traditionally male-dominated trade sectors, Aggregate Industries’ workforce population is made up of 84% males.

However, as part of a wider diversity and inclusion strategy, Aggregate Industries is committed to achieving a 20% balance by 2020 and a 30% gender balance by 2030 – a move, which it says, is incremental if the industry is to see its full potential.

Jo Hankinson, HR business partner at Aggregate Industries: “Although in the initial stages, we are investing heavily in our diversity and inclusion programme as a business over the next few years in order to ensure we have a more balanced workforce – with a particular focus on attracting more women.

Click here to read more about how Aggregate Industries promotes women workers published on the Builders’ Merchants News website.

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