Why is construction the career for you?

Overall, I think it’s the sense of achievement I get when I hand over a successful project – it’s unparalleled. Every day there is a new challenge, and because there is such a huge array of projects and clients from all different backgrounds, I rarely deal with the same problem twice. 

Why do you want to encourage others to get into construction?

In my opinion, it’s a truly unique industry that offers a sense of achievement that you don’t find in many other professions. It’s an incredible feeling when you realise that through the work that you do, you have the real chance to shape and impact a community, and the legacy of your achievements remains for most of your life.

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

There are many routes into good jobs in the construction industry, which are open to anyone from all backgrounds and with different capabilities. It’s an industry full of passionate individuals and is built on team work; we have to work together in all our different roles to get the job done! If you have the capacity and drive to work hard and motivate yourself to go to that next level, there’s a real opportunity for a very rewarding career.

Looking back, if I could change anything about how I got to where I am today, I think it would be getting to the point where I knew what I wanted to do sooner. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, so if I could have gotten to this point quicker that would have been great. I think if you know what you want to do, then go for it and take that chance! 

The legacy of your achievements remains for most of your life...and you get a real chance to shape and impact communities

Based Plymouth
Employer Willmott Dixon Construction