Jobs For The Girls

Conference to help girls break into male dominated careers

Women are invited to find out how they can break into male-dominated careers at next month’s Jobs for the Girls careers conference, organised by the council’s Work Match team.

The one day conference aims to increase women’s awareness of sectors in which females are currently under-represented, including construction, finance, banking, science and technology, aviation, the emergency services and the armed forces.

This event is being held in the run-up to International Women’s Day 2015. Wandsworth women and girls from all backgrounds will be able to talk to companies such as Lend Lease and Skanska and take part in interactive workshops and other confidence-boosting activities.

Cabinet member Sarah McDermott will be speaking at the event. She said:
“Wandsworth residents are ideally placed to make the most of all the great jobs available in London in banking, construction, finance and other industries, but we fear that too many women have doubts about these being realistic career options.

“We want students, job seekers and all our women to see that they can succeed in whatever they choose to do. By holding this conference the council aims to help them see that they can succeed in male-dominated jobs, and to enable them to find out what first steps they need to take.”

The Jobs for the Girls careers conference is on Friday March 6 in the Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street.

The conference is part of a range of employment support offered through the Wandsworth Jobs Package – a unique set of employment support services for local residents. Hundreds of local people have already secured jobs, apprenticeships and training. Find out which service can help you at

February 19, 2015