Hutchies is building a bright future for teen girls through UNIQ service

In recognition of the importance of increasing female representation in male dominated industries, Hutchinson Builders has joined forces with UNIQ YOU to construct a bright and hopeful future for teen girls. 

Construction is one of Australia’s most male dominated industries. According to the Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, women make up only 16.1 percent of the construction industry. With numbers dramatically low, a pipeline problem has emerged that could have detrimental effects on future generations. 

In addition to facilitating diverse thought and problem-solving, increasing female participation in construction at all levels can also change societal attitudes towards the industry, and with innovative thinking, real solutions can be formed. Morgan Rooney, Hutchies Community Diversity & Inclusion Manager sees the value that is being shaped in this service and is excited to help build a bright future for diversity and inclusion in construction.  

Hutchies is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining women within our organisation and the broader community. Working alongside UNIQ YOU enables us to educate young people, their families and teachers on the benefits and career pathways within Hutchies and across the construction industry as a whole. Our Hutchies representatives are enthusiastic about the opportunity to share their passion with our future leaders!” 

As one of many companies choosing to broaden the possibilities for women through its support of UNIQ YOU, Hutchies sees tremendous value in connecting their female employees with the next generation of aspiring women. “Changing the culture around construction starts from within, and with Hutchies at the heart of the construction industry, together we can make a meaningful shift towards gender parity.”

UNIQ YOU is thrilled to have Australia’s largest privately owned construction company, Hutchies, on board as their first construction partner. Diversity and inclusion are core to Hutchies’ culture and business providing the building blocks for a strong foundation to support the next generation of females in construction. 

Visibility plays a key role in paving the way for girls to consider a future in the construction landscape, whether that be on the tools, in production management or in the head office,“ UNIQ YOU’s CEO, Tanya Meessmann says.

“Hutchies has been the first construction company to step forward with their support in recognition of the important role women play in the sector. And I’m particularly proud to have such an iconic Australian company partnering with us for our inaugural year of operation.” 

It’s time to level up what’s possible, open doors and build foundations for all to thrive. UNIQ YOU has been designed to open up access to a richer career advisory experience, and with the tremendous support from Hutchinson’sBuilders a new wave capable, courageous young women can emerge.  

About Hutchinson Builders

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From their early beginnings, they have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. 

BECOME A PARTICIPATING FOUNDATIONAL SPONSOR

  • Create a better-informed pathway to your organisation
  • See an increase in girls discovering your sector
  • Support your organisation’s D&I agenda and targets
  • An increase in job satisfaction and retention for women in your organisation
  • Contribute to  collaboration and understanding between industry and education