HBF’s Women into Homebuilding programme has been highly commended in the Women into Construction Awards and is a finalist in the Women in Housing Awards
The Home Builders Federation (HBF)’s Women into Homebuilding programme has become a finalist in this year’s Women in Housing Awards and received the highly commended award in Partnerships with Purpose at the Women into Construction 2023 Awards.
Both award ceremonies took place this week bringing together participants and supporting organisations helping to champion women into construction roles.
Women into Homebuilding is a nationwide employment programme that was created by HBF and Women into Construction to help women train and gain experience in Site Management roles, whilst addressing gender imbalance within the industry. Launched in January 2023, the program has already trained 25 women and is supported by home builders Barratt Developments, Bellway Homes, Cala Homes, Hill Group, Keepmoat, Persimmon Homes, Redrow, St. Modwen and Vistry Group.
Jenny Herdman, Director for the Home Building Skills Partnership at HBF said: “We are delighted to accept this award for our Women into Homebuilding programme. Our programme is promoting diversity within the home building industry and creating more routes for women to access management roles onsite.”
The Women into Homebuilding programme will be running three cohorts throughout 2023. The second cohort is currently underway with the last programme cohort taking place later in the year. To find out more about the programme, visit the Women into Homebuilding website.