Women in Construction - Santina Iantosca
To celebrate this year's Women in Construction Week, we spoke some female students studying within our Construction programmes to find out how they are breaking the bias!
Before I started college in September 2019 I attended Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. I received my GCSE qualifications and went straight into my job doing building surveying.
I wanted to study construction because I got the option to start an Apprenticeship in Building Surveying. I took up the job of becoming a Building Inspector because I felt that it suited me best and I could learn alongside working.
I have enjoyed my college course so far because I am learning things that are different every day. College fits in well with my job as I can visually see things that I have learnt in the classroom and apply it to work.
Charlotte, my lecturer, has helped me throughout my course to understand the different units. If I am ever unsure I can always receive guidance from her and she will explain it to me. I enjoy being in the construction industry thoroughly because there are always new regulations being added and acts being updated so every day is a learning day. My plans for the future are to become Chartered in my job and progress my professional development. I would definitely recommend the construction industry to any other women as I have thoroughly enjoyed it myself.
If you're thinking about a career in the Built Environment, Surveying or Site Managment, you can find out more about our programmes and apprenticeships here.