We are committed to reducing the gender gap in the construction industry
We are working hard to increase our female workforce by working with Women in Construction (WiC) and the Future of London’s Emerging Talent Programme.
We have achieved so much since we launched the Cambridgeshire programme in partnership with The Hill Group in 2019. In that time we have helped over 170 women with 1-2-1 advice and guidance, with 86 registered on to the scheme and 20 women now fully employed in construction careers. The support that we receive from The Hill Group, in opening up opportunities and using their positive influence on their supply chain to do the same is admirable. We have also worked with the housebuilder to deliver mandatory diversity and inclusion training to promote an inclusive culture.
Zoe Clarke-Smith, Senior Contract Surveyor
Zoe (38) joined Hill just over nine years ago as a Contract Surveyor and three years ago was promoted to Senior Contract Surveyor. She works on-site, ensuring that contracts are watertight and suppliers deliver on their agreements. This role requires great attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of scheme delivery.
She is glad that The Hill Group is working hard to attract women into the business and is pleased to see so many female trainees joining the The Hill Group Management Training Scheme, many of whom she has helped mentor and advise.
Asli Bilsel, Senior Design Manager
Asli joined The Hill Group in February 2021 as a Senior Design Manager responsible for managing the preparation of feasibility scheme, and detailed designs for planning applications.
She was attracted to work for the company due to its excellent reputation in the industry, award success and belief in providing leading, high quality residential developments that have a positive impact on the local community.
Since joining The Hill Group she now works with more women in her team than ever before and is inspired by the ladies in senior roles across the business who positively demonstrate the career progression available. Asli is very positive about the culture, whereby everyone treated equally regardless of gender.