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Ellie Seabrook

Ellie Seabrook

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction

Growing up I was raised by a single mother who was a Project Manager in another male dominated industry who always encouraged me to never be afraid to do something if I wanted to do it. I was never the brightest in school, but I worked hard, got good grades and that’s what mattered. COVID-19 forced me away from the traditional route of going to uni straight out of College. I worked in a supermarket throughout the pandemic where I started my Level 4 Retail Management Apprenticeship. I finished the apprenticeship and moved to a different sector of retail, who sold trade tools, accessories and hardware products. I had to learn about the DIY side of construction to help advise customers, from this I found a real interest in construction. I was searching for apprenticeships in construction as I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do and information on careers in construction had never been made readily available to me. I found a few Quantity Surveying Apprenticeships, applied and eventually I got my current job that I am very grateful for. I have learnt so much so far and know I have a long way to go, but if I didn’t have my mum encouraging me, I wouldn’t be here today.

Statement:

"Equality is important to me and everyone should have the opportunity to be supported to do what they want in life regardless of who they are and where they come from."