Impact Construction is a collaboration between Cognitive Paths, Black South West Network, Willmott Dixon, and Acorn Recruitment. Our aim is to increase diversity in the construction industry. Construction is one of the least diverse U.K. sectors, with disparities occurring on site, management level, and supply-chain.
We organised an event that connected people within the construction industry, from diverse backgrounds. The event presented an opportunity to identify barriers to inclusion, and for individuals to access work opportunities.
Through our widespread local network and comprehensive knowledge of local communities, we were privileged to reach out to many individuals and small businesses from various backgrounds and at different career stages, to inform them about opportunities, to create meaningful links, and to eradicate barriers.
As a result of the event, three attendees became employed in the construction industry, and three enrolled on construction courses. Others became much more interested in working for a large construction firm, and felt that the event was positive and useful for them in taking the first step towards this goal..
“The event was a real eye opener and made me want to be part of the team”