As a surveyor, Lauren measures anything to do with land: on it, beneath it and above it. She works on-site, using technical instruments to gather data for construction modelling.

I've already noticed the number of women has grown.

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Age 26
Based United Kingdom
Employer Freelance

Why did you choose construction?

After my geography degree, I didn’t know what to do. A careers advisor introduced me to a construction company, I did some work experience, and the rest is history.

What has changed since going the construction industry?

Since starting in construction, I've noticed the number of women has continued to grow, which is something I'm really passionate about.

What do you love about being a land surveyor?

You get fit on site! These days I walk over 10,000 steps a day and lift heavy equipment with no problem (it was tough at the start).

What did your family think about your becoming a land surveyor?

I always loved wearing pretty clothes, so my family were fascinated by my decision to work in construction. But the truth is, this job can suit all kinds of people.

What do you do in your spare time?

I relax by playing the piano in the evenings, and catching up with friends.