In a number of our blogs we have referred to the skills shortage which is being experienced within the construction industry. With the UK having voted to leave the European Union, this is an issue which is only expected to become more serious in the years ahead and it is just one reasons why there is a drive to make the construction industry more attractive to women.

At present around 265,000 women currently work in the industry and female professionals are expected to account for 26% of the construction workforce by the end of the decade. However, specialist construction and rail recruiter, One Way, believes that employers must do more to develop open and welcoming working environments.

Paul Payne, the Managing Director of One Way, explained:

“We have been very vocal about the skills shortages that are plaguing the construction and wider engineering industries and, until recently, the female half of the workforce has been entirely overlooked by employers. Thankfully times have changed and we are now seeing a healthier pipeline of female talent moving into the sector.
However, all of this hard work could go to waste if employers don’t think about the impact of the working culture they’re fostering. Let’s be honest, construction isn’t the most female friendly industry and while a lot of the stereotypes are now outdate, it still has some obstacles to overcome in order to become a truly inclusive industry.”

Recruiting Highly Skilled Decorating Professionals

At BMA Specialist Coatings we are always on the lookout for highly skilled professionals to join our large team of decorating and maintenance contractors. All of our staff are employed directly by BMA and we are currently looking to add:

  • Trainee Quantity Surveyor (QS):  Responsible for assisting our Quantity Surveyor in all aspects of the role, the successful candidates duties will include drawing take offs, negotiation of contracts, applications for payments and staff management. No previous experience is required and full training will be given.
  • Experienced Painters and Decorators: We are seeking experienced painters and decorators to fill temporary roles. All candidates should be comfortable working as part of a team, working to strict deadlines and be able to provide their own PPE.

You can find more detail on each of these positions by clicking here.

For more information about any of the roles we are currently recruiting for, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 01603 40084 or drop us an email to