TWO HOLMFIRTH High School students have designs on success in the construction industry.
Charly Jessop and Megan Richards took part in an event aimed at highlighting career opportunities available to women working in construction.
ConstructionSkills Yorkshire & Humber organised the activities day as part of National Construction Week, which was held at Xscape in Castleford.
Charly and Megan competed against students from other West Yorkshire schools, using skills that are crucial to the construction industry.
Their task was to plan, design and market a new housing estate, whilst learning about the opportunities available to them in the industry.
Although this industry is male dominated, two of the UK’s premier building companies has women in their top jobs.
The girls formed part of the winning team in the competition.
Zoe Plummer, managing director of Fulford Builders said: “More girls really should consider a career within the construction industry.
“Not only does it offer varied professional and management roles but it is also very exciting to see an initial idea grow into something as big as a new housing development.
“After looking at the ideas and designs presented today, most of the girl would make great recruits to the construction industry.”
Liz Holdsworth, planner from Laing O’Rourke added: “The National Construction Week events are all about informing girls and young women of the opportunities available to them within a male dominated industry.”