1. What made you want to work in Construction? After getting my degree, I realised I didn’t want to have a career where I was stuck behind a desk all day, every day. I felt I needed to be in an environment where it didn’t feel like groundhog day and there was something new to be done or seen on a daily basis.
2. Why did you become an Electrician? It’s something I’ve always had an interest in, doing technology and engineering in school I realised I had a knack for it.
3. Why did you choose CJK? Before I started applying for apprenticeships, I did some research and CJK seemed to be the best place for opportunities as well as equality.
4. What is your proudest achievement in CJK? Getting registered with SOLAS and receiving my full set of new tools.
5. What obstacles do you feel you have come up against as a women in construction? So far, I thankfully haven’t come across any obstacles. I don’t feel like I am treated any different to any of the other apprentices in CJK.
6. In your opinion, why is it important that more women work in construction? I feel like a lot of women still feel anxious about being part of an industry that is so male dominated. I believe that if you’re passionate about working in the construction industry nothing should stop you from doing it, regardless of your age or gender. We need more women in construction to diversify the industry and to bring about a change in its perception and culture.