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My early interest in a career in construction came from growing up in Thailand where my family run their own brick factory business I’m now studying a HNC Diploma in Construction since moving to the UK 10 years ago to further my education and career in the industry.
My week involves working four days a week on site at Acton Gardens, and travelling to Neath and Port Talbot College in South Wales every Thursday to study. My current course includes modules such as; Civil Engineering, Construction and Maintenance of Buildings, Design Principles and Health, Safety and welfare for construction and the Built Environment.
I am gaining experience on site as a Trainee Site Manager at Acton Gardens, which is a beautiful project. Typical daily activities include submitting a subcontractor supervisor’s daily checklist to my Project Manager, meeting with subcontractors and most importantly ensuring we meet our high health and safety standard at all times. At present I am the only women working on site which can be challenging, but I am very ambitious and feel extremely lucky to be working on such an amazing project.
Countryside is a great company to work for as they provide support and all the necessary site experience I need to pass my course. I have been working at the company for the past six months and am currently in the third year of my course, which altogether will take five years to complete. I look forward to continuing my apprenticeship with Countryside to help my studies and gain excellent practical experience.”
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Trainee Site Manager at Countryside
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