Partner with habitat women

Together, we can support the education and employment of women in construction, by providing your company with access to enthusiastic and upskilled female employees.


The challenge

1. Youth unemployment rate is at 13.9% Young people, particularly women and girls, have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID pandemic. A lack of work experience is widely recognised as a main barrier to finding employment.

2. Women make up only 11% of the whole construction industry workforce and less than 3% of all trades. At the same time, the construction industry in Australia is growing steadily and over 100,000 jobs per year go unfilled.

3. Companies in the industry are looking for new ways to deliver social outcomes and increase female representation.


How you can help?

Job Placements / Experiences

We are seeking support from corporate partners in offering work experience for our cohorts throughout the 6-month program. These may include:

  • 2 x 1 day placements (“Day in the boots” experience shadowing staff).
  • 2 x visits to a work-site.
  • “Workplace Champion” to provide input to Habitat Women to tailor development of participants and job placement.


Job Placements / Experiences
  • Over the next three years (2022-2024) we aim to transition 52 trainees into
    full-time or part-time work, or further certified training.
  • We are seeking support from corporate partners to assign a “workplace
    champion” to identify employment opportunities and work closely with Habitat
    Women to transition women into these roles in your company.

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Benefits for Partners

  • On-the-job experience
  • Confidence that employees are screened, enthusiastic and a good fit
  • Corporate Social Responsiblity and ESG Goals are achieved
  • Increased female representation
  • Mentoring opportunities for the women and your company
  • The curriculum is flexible, enabling partners to have input in the skills being trained according to their needs and roles available.
  • Save on recruitment costs

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