New four-week programme is available for women who want to return to the workplace or start a new career in construction
A new four-week bespoke training programme, which starts in October, will combine two weeks of training, a two-week work placement on HS2, and support from WiC.
The work placement element of the course is varied, with candidates able to select between either site or office-based roles, including project management, corporate social responsibility, and engineering.
Following completion of the course, candidates will gain a construction skills accreditation that will enable them to work on site.
Beatriz Ramos Albert, HS2’s corporate responsibility and sustainability apprentice, who is co-ordinating the programme, said: “Our partnership with WiC is now in its fourth year and we’ve supported local women from a broad range of backgrounds, whether university graduates or new mums returning to the workplace, to start new careers.
“I’d encourage anyone looking for help to get back into work to come along to our information day. The four-week course is free of charge and is a great way for women to boost their confidence, gain experience and link up with companies in our supply chain that are actively recruiting.”
The upcoming information day will be held at HS2’s Birmingham office on 20 September. For more details about the event and the employment programme, click here.