“Before I started HNC: Construction Management, I was working in a community development role promoting the construction industry to schools and colleges.
“Working in a management position was always something I had thought about, and working in schools and colleges promoting the construction industry every day made me think more about my own career. I spent a fair bit of time on site and the more I did, the more I enjoyed it.
“I think the best part of being on site is being able to work with so many different people. You're not sitting at a desk all day, and every day being completely different.
“I attended Fife College two nights a week for the HNC while working as an Assistant Site Manager. The college work helped me to bring the theoretical knowledge onto site to use in my day-to-day job.
“As a Site Manager, I use a programme and make sure all the tradespeople are doing what they need to do when they should be doing. It’s my job to make sure we stick to the programme and are able to hand over the houses on schedule.
“Being a female working in a male-dominated environment hasn’t negatively affected me at all. The guys all respect and treat me like everyone else – I think I may even get a little more respect than the guys do!
“I think 100% that more women should look to work in construction. There are no barriers to it now, and there are so many different types of jobs you can do. You don’t have to be a Site Manager, there are loads of different roles you could do. It’s worth it.
“I would definitely recommend Fife College to anyone looking for a career in construction – or anything else!
“The lecturers and staff are great and the facilities are fantastic. I’ve had a great two years studying.”