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