No two days are the same. I love the industry I work in... and one that could do with more females working in it.

I followed my instincts and they led me to doing something I enjoy every day... working for an organisation that believes its best assets are its people

Based Loughborough
Employer BAM Construct UK Ltd

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

BAM Construct UK Ltd – Construction Management.

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.

Kelly Mellowship

Learning and development officer

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

A-levels / Certificate in Training Practice.


What is your favourite thing about your job?

No two days are the same. I love working in construction... and it's an industry that could do with more females in it.


What is the highlight of your day?

It differs day to day. That's the beauty!


Where do you want your career to take you?

Hopefully, into a construction management position.

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.


Is there anything else you would like to share, which would inspire others to follow their chosen career path?

I knew I wanted something more challenging and one day I noticed that Barclays Bank were advertising for staff. I applied and was appointed to the role of customer advisor.

I experienced a variety of roles there, but after a year I felt that it wasn’t the right path for me. Being a people person I knew that my job would have to involve helping others. 

A friend working for what was then called HBG, mentioned that the training department was looking for an assistant. The role was relatively new and they weren’t sure how it would progress. With no previous experience of the training cycle, I attended two interviews and on 16 January 2006, I started my job in the company now known as BAM.

I have worked here for just over nine years and in this time I've had the opportunity to do a variety of training courses, including the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice. This led me to take on a more proactive role and have since been promoted to learning and development officer.

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. Working for an organisation that believes its best assets are its people, coupled with a commitment to develop staff to their full potential, have enabled me to pursue a career in learning and development.

I have achieved employment at a level consistent with that on leaving university and have letters after my name (CIPD Assoc.).

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