We are hiring!

Are you passionate about encouraging girls and young women to grasp new opportunities, challenge stereotypes and fulfill their potential?

We are looking for an outstanding individual with the enthusiasm and drive to develop and manage this flagship project.  You will have experience of building productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders and of delivering on project outputs, outcomes and deadlines. 

Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day development and delivery, you will bring a creative and dynamic approach to all aspects of the programme.

Completed applications must be received by 4pm on Friday 6th December 2019.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th December 2019


Completed applications can be posted to: 

Vilma Bisson, Quality Assurance Manager,

29 Chichester Avenue, Belfast, BT15 5EH

Or e-mailed to vilma.bisson@womenstec.org

For full details and an application form please click here.

Civil Engineering Visit Proves Popular

WOMEN’STEC took ten girls aged 14-16 years on a construction site visit to learn about civil engineering by visiting the A6 Randalstown – Castledawson Dualling Scheme. Hosted by Farrans Construction and supported by Buy Social NI, the group learned about civil engineering through the exciting scheme and works in progress.   The girls heard from women working in the industry, finding out about health & safety, planning, civil engineering and construction, as well as environmental considerations. They also had a close up look at some of the equipment used on a civil engineering project of this scale. This site visit is part of a new #notjustforboys programme that WOMEN’STEC is delivering and launching on Thursday, 19th September 2019.  The programme focuses on changing the misconception that construction careers are aimed only at men. Site visits like this help more young women to look at the wide range of career options that the construction industry has to offer them. One of the girls on the scheme said it was the “best summer scheme in the country.” Abbie is now thinking about a job in construction following the site visit to the A6 M22 – Castledawson site. For more information, please contact Kelli Johnston, #notjustforboys Coordinator by emailing kelli.johnston@womenstec.org

Construction Site Visit

WOMEN’STEC Girl Tech summer scheme participants visited the Royal Victoria Hospital new maternity build, to learn about works in progress and to hear from females working in a range of different careers and roles in the construction industry. The visit was attended by fourteen girls on 16 August 2019 and hosted by GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP), a joint venture between GRAHAM and BAM Contractors Ltd. Construction site visits are a regular part of the WOMEN’STEC Promoting Opportunities Programme #notjustforboys and provide a great way to hear from females working in the industry, and promote the diverse range of career opportunities available, from quantity surveying to civil engineering jobs, to a range of trade and technical roles. Attracta Matthews, GBHP Community Benefits Advisor, said: “GBHP has supported WOMEN’STEC in many different ways over the years – from hosting site visits, making regular pallet donations for their joinery classes, delivering careers talks and presentations right through to supporting student achievement events.  In addition to seeing a live construction site, the girls also gained an insight into other aspects of the project such as the community, environmental challenges, human resources and subcontracting. We feel that it is important to inspire and encourage young females to consider a future career in the industry, given the wealth of opportunity that it holds.  That’s why we value the work of organisations such as WOMEN’STEC.” To find out more about our work in promoting a diverse workforce and reducing the skills shortage in the construction and ICT industries, please contact kelli.johnston@womenstec.org