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Getting In Getting On In Construction: Experiences of women and men studying construction in Scotland (2008)

Sharapov, Kiril; Tizard, Jenny


Jenny Tizard


This report explores the findings of a study into factors affecting the progression of undergraduates from built environment programmes into employment in the Scottish construction industry. It
focuses on the following questions: -
- Why had students chosen to study and work in construction?
- How well prepared did they feel for their first job? and
- Are there issues that particularly affect the recruitment and progression of women students, in a field where they are very much in the minority?
The research was undertaken by ConstructionSkills Scotland and the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET, a partner of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and
Technology. The research was steered by Project Advisors, Jacqueline Kerr, Equality Adviser, ConstructionSkills, and Professor Brian Sloan, Director of Research & KT, School of Engineering
and the Built Environment, Napier University. The support of project funders, ConstructionSkills Scotland, Napier University and the European Social Fund, made this research possible.

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date May 3, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 5, 2017
Keywords Built environment courses, women, construction industry,
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Contract Date May 3, 2017


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