Nicola completed her BSc. Architecture and Environmental Design from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014, and continued into a architectural practice for two years, working on residential PRS schemes and housing, transport and industrial projects. After much reflection, she left a career in architecture to join Wates Group as Production Management trainee in September 2016, for their fit out division, Smartspace.
It was during her time on the graduate scheme, she developed as a construction professional and was encouraged to do her Chartership through the PDP route. Throughout her time as a trainee, she worked on a numerous retail fit outs and worked on the NWCH framework on a primary school and leisure centre.
On promotion from the graduate scheme, she continued her career as a section manager, which encouraged her to complete her PDP, and achieving MCIOB.
She has been an active member of CIOB Novus Northern group since earlier 2018, which is helping her give back to CIOB and develop her professional skills.
She is also a STEM ambassador and Career Ready mentor.