RICS urges female ‘A’ Level students to consider a career in construction

RICS is encouraging more women to consider a career in construction. Picture: IAN NICHOLSON

RICS is encouraging more women to consider a career in construction. Picture: IAN NICHOLSON - Credit: PA

The land, property and construction sectors would benefit from more women employees, a Bury St Edmunds building surveyor said as an industry body urged them to join up.

Amy Leader, RICS. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Amy Leader, RICS. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued a fresh call to female ‘A’ Level talent in the East of England to consider a career in the industries.

Amy Leader, a RICS Matrics board member who is responsible for programme management and project delivery at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, encouraged young women to give it a try.

“I’ve been in the industry now for 10 years and it doesn’t bother me that it’s predominantly male orientated as it hasn’t held me back from grasping opportunities, gaining experience and progressing up the ranks,” she said.

“But the industry would certainly benefit from more women as we know that a strong gender balance in the workplace makes better business sense.”