Structures roundup

According to new research by recruitment firm Randstad CPE, women are expected to fill a quarter of all construction jobs in the UK by 2020. The research found that since 2010, the number of women in construction jobs has risen by 4%, from 16% to just over 20%, compared to a 1% rise over the preceding five year period. Randstad projects the proportion of women working in construction will rise to 26% by 2020, and that this proportion could well be higher “given the right cultural change”. The recruiter says that as of today, the proportion of construction jobs held by women is one in five.