A quarter of all construction jobs could be filled by women within 5 years - Trust a Trader
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Women are likely to occupy a quarter of all construction related jobs in the UK by the end of the decade, new research by recruitment firm Ranstad CPE has found.
Since 2010 the number of women in construction has increased from 16% to 20%, while there was only a 1% increase within the previous 5 years.
Projections made in the report suggest that women could be filling 26% of construction positions by 2020, or an even higher proportion.
The report states that currently the percentage of women in construction is 1 in 5, or 20%. This correlates with official figures from the Office for National Statistics which recorded a proportion of 19.7% women in September last year.
However, despite the positive trend in recruitment for women, the report by Ranstad also warned that lack of flexibility and misconceptions about the workplace can remain barriers to progress.