What would you say to someone thinking about a career in construction?

 It’s a great industry to work in, and you have to make sure you’re ready to give it all you can as it can be quite demanding at times.

What made you want to be a construction ambassador?

Being a people person I knew that my job would have to involve helping others. It sounds clichéd, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. A friend working for what was known as HBG mentioned that the training department were looking for a training assistant. With no previous experience of the training cycle, I applied and went through two interviews to start the role in 2006. I’ve been there nine years now, and the company is now better known as BAM. Being a part of this company has meant that I’ve been able to do a variety of training courses, including the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice – which now means I have some letters after my name (CIPD Assoc.)!

Getting this qualification encouraged me to take on a more proactive role, and I am now Learning and Development Officer for the company. Being a Construction Ambassador for me means demonstrating that working for an organisation such as BAM is about the people. This organisation definitely values its best assets - which are the people who work for them, coupled with a commitment to developing staff to their full potential.  That’s why I want to champion the industry and all the different roles that are involved within it. 

It sounds cliched, but I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I followed my instincts and they led me to doing something I enjoy every day.

Based Loughborough
Employer BAM Construct UK Ltd