Working life

Building gender balance within the construction sector

25 Oct 2023, 13:19

How the women of Lidl are bringing skills and gender balance to its construction and property roles

Image for Building gender balance within the construction sector

The foundation stone of any organisation needs to be sound and one of the key metrics of a solid and progressive firm is a gender balanced workforce.

The construction industry in Ireland accounts for about two per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)

Yet women have traditionally represented only a small percentage of the construction workforce, accounting for just 9 per cent of those employed, according to a 2022 CSO Labour Force Survey.

Supermarket retailer, Lidl is helping to rectify this imbalance breaking down gender stereotypes with its female-led construction and property teams.

Click here to read the full article and profiles on women in Lidl which first appeared in The Irish Times, Tuesday 24th October 2023.

People reading this also searched for roles in these areas:

undefined background image

We've got you

Get the latest jobs, internships, careers advice, courses and graduate events based on what's important to you. Start connecting directly with top employers today.