International Women's Week. Apprenticeships & Diversity: A Panel Discussion

Abigail Milner, 11th February, 2020

A panel discussion on apprenticeship pathways and how they contribute to increasing diversity in construction

For International Women's Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a panel discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics. This free event will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at our office.


We are delighted to have secured several apprenticeship students to talk about their particular journey into construction, including challenges faced, why they have chosen their careers, current experiences and their hopes and ambitions for the future.

We will also have an engineering company represented on the panel who will talk about the issue of diversity and apprenticeships from an employer's perspective.


Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes from their perspective including experiences, their particular journey, thoughts on diversity e.t.c. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q and A with the audience - so please do come armed with questions!


  • Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Construction Management Apprentice, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

  • Daniel Roche, Roche Civil Engineers (Employer Perspective)

  • Anne Benson, Gas Supervisor, Mears

  • Tilly Priestley, Trade Apprentice, Mears

  • Emma Luckman, Degree Apprenticeship Student, Leeds Beckett University



09:30 - registration and refreshments

10:00 to 11:30 - Intro, Discussion, Q and A

11:30 - close & networking until 12:00

This event is FREE to attend. To register your place, please click here

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