Improving Diversity in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is one of the least diverse in the country. For example, according to a recent survey it is estimated that women make up just 12.8% of the industry’s workforce. While the construction sector does adhere to the Equality Act, a good employer will recognise and positively embrace the business benefits of creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Therefore, more needs to be done by construction companies to ensure that their workforces become more representative at all levels.

Join Westminster Briefing for an up to date brief  from the CITB on diversity & inclusion in the construction industry. We will examine what more the industry can do to change their workplace cultures, improve recruitment procedures and manage talent pipelines to promote under-represented groups.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Benefits of having a more diverse workforce
  • Industry-wide plans and strategies to help improve diversity
  • Support available to help construction firms and their suppliers become more diverse
  • Making your organisation a more attractive place to work for underrepresented communities
  • Removing barriers that prevent underrepresented communities entering the workplace
  • Challenging unconscious biases in the recruitment stage
  • Encouraging underrepresented groups to get into construction through graduate schemes and apprenticeships
  • Changing individual mind-sets and your organisation’s working culture
  • Achieving leadership buy-in
  • Putting in performance management systems that help identify and combat issues quickly

About the event:

The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:

  • How is the industry performing and what can do it to become more diverse?
  • Steps construction firms can take to recruit a more diverse workforce
  • Good practice in retaining people from diverse backgrounds

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in improving diversity & inclusion in the construction industry, including: employers; HR officers; equality officers; and trade union & representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: or

Thursday 1st February 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)


Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector & Non for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
All displayed prices exclude VAT

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