CCG (Scotland) Ltd is gearing up for a special week this month (24-28 April) to encourage more women to pursue a career in the construction industry.
The Glasgow-based manufacturing business will be taking part in Bring Your Daughters to Work Week – an initiative organised by WISE to introduce more girls into STEM-based careers – focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths.
The building business employs more than 650 staff, 62 trade apprentices and has an ethos across the company where they are eager to introduce more females into the business.
Twenty-one year old Hanna Muir from Stepps joined CCG in 2012 as an apprentice plumber and embarked on a four year training course which included undertaking an SVQ level 3 in Plumbing and Gas. During this time Hanna worked on various projects, including the creation of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.
Hanna applied for the role at CCG because her step father worked for the company and she was eager to pursue a career in the sector. Since completing her apprenticeship Hanna has progressed to become a Trainee Plumbing Foreperson for CCG – a post she is undertaking while working at a large building project at Dougrie Drive in Castlemilk on behalf of the Wheatley Group.
Hanna said: “My stepfather works for CCG and when the position came up for an apprentice plumber I knew it was something I wanted to apply for. CCG are a great company to work for but there is no question that the construction industry on the whole is a male dominated one – it would be great to see more females in building and construction-based roles.
“I’d really recommend that other females take part in this initiative and consider a career in the building industry. Over the next few years I want to continue working up the ladder and I’m looking forward to some exciting years ahead, getting to know my trade even better and exploring all the opportunities that that brings.”
Alastair Wylie, chairman and CEO at CCG, said: “We believe in equality at CCG and we are always trying to do more to encourage women into construction-based roles. This WISE initiative is all about increasing participation of females and we hope that lots of our employees take part in it and enjoy bringing their daughters to work for the week.”
WISE encourages people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Bring your daughters to work week will take place across the UK from 24 – 28 April 2017.