Ambassadors attend 'The Ladies' Bridge' premiere

27 September 2016     JTL

Three JTL Ambassadors were among the guests at the premiere of 'The Ladies Bridge' documentary in London last week. 

JTL Chief Executive Jon Graham was also present at the event, with the documentary detailing the efforts of the female construction workers who rebuilt Waterloo Bridge during the Second World War. The film, released as part of the 'Light up the Ladies Bridge' exhibition, also looked at the wider impact of the efforts of nearly 25,000 female construction workers during the war. After the screening of the film, there was a panel discussion about the past and present of women in construction, followed by a drinks reception.

JTL's Ambassadors programme was launched at the House of Commons in 2013, originally with the key aim of encouraging greater numbers of young women to take on apprenticeships in the buidling services engineering industry. The programme was extended in 2016 to also reach out to some of the most under-represented groups in the industry - namely black and ethnic minority groups.

As well as the premiere of the film, a number of events took place as part of the exhibition at the end of last week. These included a guided walk, further free screenings of the film, projections of images of the women who undertook the rebuilding work on Waterloo Bridge and the National Theatre, and a human chain. 

Light up the Ladies Bridge - group

Back: 'Light up the Ladies Bridge' Artist and Director Karen Livesey alongside JTL Chief Excutive Jon Graham
Front: JTL Ambassadors Sophie Bingham, Hollie Heffer and Gina Mann

Waterloo Bridge and the National Theatre were illuminated with images of female construction workers who helped rebuild the bridge during the Second World War

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