Women achieving their potential at Osborne
In the UK, only 20% of the total construction workforce is made up of women* and only 12% of engineering workers are women.**. Despite numerous campaigns by the government, the numbers are struggling to improve.
However, at Osborne, anything is possible if you are determined to succeed.
Nicola Weymouth is a great example of this, and here, she tells her story on how she has achieved her career aspirations at work:
“My career with Osborne first started as a Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) at our Walthamstow Contract in 2013. I then moved over to Dacorum in June 2014 as the first RLO on the contract.
“I quickly discovered my ambitions to become an Assistant Site Manager as this role involved working with both sub-contractors and client side. I wanted to learn and understand the operational elements which bring positive change for residents.
“I was promoted to Assistant Site Manager and have gained knowledge from many people across the business. I am currently studying for a Level 4 Certificate in Site Management which will benefit my career.
“Osborne has offered me a new role within Infrastructure where I’ll be working on Planned Preventative Maintenance at London Bridge Station. This is a great project to work on and I’m really excited to be developing my career with the aim of becoming a Site Manager. I can’t wait to get started in my new role and thank Osborne for all the training and support I have gained to get me to where I am today.”
* Women in Construction, the race to gender equality report. 2018. Available at https://www.randstad.co.uk/employers/areas-of-expertise/construction-and-property/cpe_women-in-construction_2018_.pdf (Accessed 13th March 2019).
** Engineering UK Report. 2018. Available at https://www.engineeringuk.com/report-2018 (Accessed 13th March 2019).