The number of women who make up the workforce in the male-dominated engineering and construction sectors is often in the news, along with the efforts being made by companies and trade bodies to redress the balance such as NICEIC’s ‘Jobs for the Girls’ campaign.
With this in mind, Darke & Taylor’s staff list makes for positive reading as in just 2.5 years the number of women employed by the company has increased from 5 to 14, an increase of nearly 200%!
A variety of positions are held across the company including Quantity Surveyor, Operations & Compliance Manager, Finance Manager, Maintenance Manager, four Electrical Apprentices, a Structured Cabling Engineer and six Administrators.
Tanya Webb, Operations and Compliance Manager at Darke & Taylor, said: “During our apprenticeship recruitment process and visits to careers fairs, we actively encourage young women to consider a career in engineering and this has paid off this year with our three new female electrical apprentices who started with us in July. I usually attend such events as I get a chance to speak to potential new recruits and enthuse about the fantastic opportunities for career progression that are open to women at Darke & Taylor – opportunities that I myself have benefitted from. Across the company there are women in senior and engineering positions, and we expect this trend to continue in the years ahead.”