What’s kept you in the construction industry?

Meeting lots of different people, working in an ever-changing environment and the feeling of pride when a project is completed, and you can see it being occupied and used. I also really like the people aspect of the industry, being able to support our project and operational teams, helping them to resolve problems and work effectively. 

What advice would you give to those thinking about joining the construction industry?

There is a massive misconception of what the construction industry really is. The technologies now available are excellent and development is ongoing. Things like digital engineering are a great example, but there is a vast range of opportunities, from hands-on work on a site to more office-based roles. There is also, of course, the opportunity to do a bit of both.

Why do you enjoy being a Construction Ambassador?

I think it’s a really interesting opportunity to impart the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years, and the icing on the cake is that the knowledge is going to be used by future generations for years to come. 

The icing on the cake is that the knowledge is going to be used by future generations for years to come.

Based Cardiff
Employer Laing O'Rourke