#NotJustForBoys Summer Scheme

03 October 2023

Last month, a cohort of enthusiastic young women from Women's Tec participated in a week-long program, where the theme was on all things garden. The #NotJustForBoys students crafted a stunning garden table and a set of vibrant chairs, showcasing their creativity and craftsmanship. The girls also rolled up their sleeves for a bricklaying session, culminating in the construction of a brick BBQ, demonstrating their newfound skills in practical applications.

A highlight of the scheme was a visit to JP Corry's Springfield Road branch offering the students an exclusive tour of the company's operations and a specialised talk on bricks - a pivotal component in the construction industry. This unique exposure allowed the participants to gain invaluable insights into the world of construction materials and techniques.


JP Corry's generous provision of all necessary materials ensured the smooth execution of the summer scheme, enabling the girls to fully engage in the hands-on learning experience. The company's dedication to promoting diversity in the field of construction was evident throughout the program, as they actively supported and encouraged the students every step of the way.

The collaboration between JP Corry and Women's Tec not only provided a platform for these young women to explore their potential in construction, but also shattered stereotypes surrounding gender roles in the industry. The participants left the program with newfound skills, a sense of accomplishment, and a deeper understanding of the opportunities available to them in the world of construction.


JP Corry's commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity within the construction sector sets an example for the industry as a whole. The success of this summer scheme is a testament to the positive impact that such initiatives can have on encouraging more women to consider careers in construction.

Overall, the #NotJustForBoys Summer Scheme proved to be an inspirational experience for all involved, as the girls not only honed their practical skills but also gained a newfound confidence in their abilities. The collective efforts of JP Corry and Women's Tec have undoubtedly paved the way for a more inclusive and diverse future within the construction industry.