Lucyna Sibiga Interview – International Woman’s Day
1. What made you want to work in construction? I have always wanted a job where I can earn a good living and get a great sense of fulfillment at the end of the day. I feel construction is the perfect place for this. Working in construction through my apprenticeship with CJK, I see it as a great opportunity to gain so many useful and practical skills that also come in very handy in real life too!
2. Why did you decide to become an Electrician? I find the electrical trade to be the most interesting and challenging. The topic itself is so vast and evolving that I’ll never be bored! When I finish my apprenticeship with CJK and become an Electrician, there are a lot of different career paths I can take so I think it’s really worth it.
3. Why did you choose CJK? I found out about CJK through the recommendation of a good friend who worked there. When I started as an Accounts Assistant in 2019, I saw for myself how CJK stays true to their values. It truly is a happy working environment full of integrity which is not a common thing! When I decided I wanted to become an Electrician they took a great leap of faith in me and have supported me all the way.
4. What is your proudest achievement in CJK? I‘m really glad I’ve switched positions. It was a difficult and risky decision for me to decide to become an apprentice, but I feel it was the right one!
5. What obstacles do you feel you have to come up against as a woman in construction? Construction is a male dominated industry so being a woman on site can still be seen as a bit of an oddity by some. I think the process of integrating more women into the construction industry so that it’s the norm can be difficult at times. Thankfully, I feel like it’s an industry in transition, and it’s no longer just for men. Despite these barriers and with the support of CJK, I know that my ability to learn and do a good job on site is in no way higher or lesser just because I’m a girl.
6. In your opinion, why is it important that more women work in construction? I strongly believe that everyone has a different set of skills, interests, and potentials, regardless of their gender. If more women worked in construction, I feel it would change the perception of women in the industry and show that our career choice should not be dictated by our gender.