My construction role mainly involves surveying and setting out on site. I am being trained to use different surveying equipment, such as total stations and surveying software.

I also deal with the quality assurance aspects of a project, which involves checking completed work to ensure it has been completed as designed.

A construction apprenticeship is a good route. There are so many opportunities these days.

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Based Preston
Employer Eric Wright Construction

Which company do you work for and what do they do?

I work for Eric Wright Construction which is the founder division of the Eric Wright Group. They manage a variety of contracts including design and build, and traditional.

Make your spare time productive, find work experience and learn more about what you want to do within construction.

Christabelle Paradzai

Apprentice site technician

What education route did you take from secondary school to where you are today?

From secondary school I studied A-levels in business, maths and ICT at Cardinal Newman College in Preston. I then went on to study HNC in Project and Quality Management at Preston College, while working part-time in retail.

After completing this, instead of going to university I searched for a construction apprenticeship in order to gain work experience while earning money.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I like how every day is different when working in construction. There are occasionally new challenges which I am learning to manage and, as a result of this, I think I can deal with stressful situations better.  

This role requires a lot of analysis and planning to ensure that things are done correctly the first time, and I feel that these skills are constantly being developed.

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