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CIOB launches female graduate scheme

Published: Wednesday, 27 June 2007   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

The construction industry in the UK has embarked on a new graduate scheme to promote its careers to female graduates.

Under the project, the role of women in the construction sector would be promoted, compatible graduates and employers matched up and graduate training offered.

Working with Construction Youth Trust, Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Central Lancashire and the College of Estate Management, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) launched the programme with funding from ConstructionSkills 'Women into Work' project.

"Breaking down the barriers for women with the potential for successful careers in construction must be a high priority for the industry in the 21st century," said Chris Hughes of the CIOB. "This project will make a significant contribution to that ambition."

The graduate training scheme will be undertaken by employers and partner universities, with mentoring supplied by employers.

A recent study from the Training Camp found that female graduates said that breaking into the IT industry was harder than progressing within it.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18193639-ADNFCR

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