Abbie is studying towards a Level 4 Diploma in Public Relations with CITB, and is coming towards the end of her apprenticeship. She started in August 2018, and over the last 18 months has learnt so much about an industry that she would otherwise have no knowledge of! The construction industry has so much to offer, and she has thoroughly enjoyed getting the opportunity to write about construction’s success stories.
Abbie is keen to promote apprenticeships as a route to a fulfilling career, having had the opportunity to share my experience at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships and at a Westminster Employment Forum meeting on apprenticeships. She would have never have thought that she'd have the confidence to present to an audience like this, but mher apprenticeship has developed her skills and encouraged her to share her positive experience. Like construction, apprenticeships have common misconceptions which need addressing if we are going to change the perception. By communicating what construction has to offer, we can show the next generation the amazing careers that are at their fingertips, if they are open to their options.