Job Academy, a mentoring programme to help people get (back) into the workplace

The second event took place from October to December 2020.

For the last two years, Bouygues Construction, a longstanding partner of the charity Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE) in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, has taken part in its “Job Academy” programme, where employees advise and support people looking for jobs. The 2020 campaign, called “FACE à Elles”, consisted entirely of women out of work in the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines region. In addition to regular individual telephone calls with our employees, these women took part in three group workshops: the first to learn how to recognise and bring out their strengths, the second on how to write a CV and use LinkedIn, with a simulated job interview, and the last on “learning to win people over in less than a minute”. The eleven mentors from Bouygues Construction were representative of the diversity of our own activities, with men and women of all ages, in different roles ranging from worker to director, and all levels of responsibility. This diversity helped the women receive the best possible support in capitalising on their expertise and soft skills, taking a more professional approach to finding work and learning the conventions of the business world. This was a great opportunity to come together and share learning, and a further illustration of our commitment to getting women into work.

Bouygues Construction is an active member of Elles bougent. Through visits to construction sites and coaching, the association aims to promote construction and civil engineering jobs to girls at secondary school. Bouygues Construction currently has 180 female mentors involved in raising awareness about the role of women in our industry.