United Living announces partnership with ‘Women into Construction’ to drive equality in the construction industry
Leading placemaker, United Living Group, has strengthened its commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion by becoming a Women into Construction (WIC) organisation member. A vital element of the company’s ongoing work is to increase female representation in its staff and the industry.
The organisation promotes gender equality in construction and provides bespoke support to women wishing to work in the industry. It also helps contractors recruit highly motivated, trained women that will help to reduce the skills gap and create a more gender-equal workforce.
The partnership will develop a work experience opportunity to broaden young women’s understanding of the construction industry and will help to combat the skills shortage.
Kamal Shergill, Group HR Director, United Living Group, said: “Our partnership with Women into Construction is, first and foremost, about inspiring women to see construction as a conscious career choice. It’s about fundamentally improving access to opportunities, providing support and recruiting talent into our industry.
“At United Living Group, we believe that responsible business, done well, is good for society. It creates jobs, supports career development, and invests in the community. Our new partnership is just one of the ways that we are going to continue to be a business where everyone is welcome, included and connected”.
United Living Group has a firm commitment to equal opportunity, having launched its United & Inclusive Action Plan. The plan provides a platform for all employees to bring their own unique perspective to the development of United Living Group’s working culture and create a fair and inclusive workplace.
United Living is also part of the government’s ‘Disability Confident’ employer scheme, supporting those with disabilities in the workplace.
For more information about Women into Construction: https://www.women-into-construction.org/