Kaith – Site Management Work Placement

Kaith registered with the Cambridgeshire Women into Construction (WiC) programme after attending a WiC online information session. Having completed her Construction Management Degree, she wanted to gain some vital on-site work experience to help enhance her applications and to gain further industry insight

WiC worked with Hill’s Major Projects team to arrange a work experience placement on one of their central Cambridge sites and met with the Project Manager, Richard Dunmore and Kaith on her first day. WiC also arranged PPE and covered Kaith’s fuel costs to and from the placement so she could gain experience with no cost to her.

On the placement, Kaith spent two weeks shadowing the production team. During her time, Kaith was involved in site inductions, snagging, conflict resolution and quality checks. Kaith particularly enjoyed seeing the progress of the programme whilst on-site.

Talking about her experience, Kaith told us;

“I really enjoyed my time working with the team in Cambridge. They were quite welcoming from the first day and taught me so much. I could not have wished for a better start in the industry.”

Project Manager for Hill, Richard Dunmore, adds;

It was fantastic to have Kaith with the production team for her work experience, and the WiC programme is fantastic to help promote the industry to a wider audience. Kaith was involved with the normal day-to-day items for our site team, working with them on inductions, quality assurance, health and safety and more. Kaith fitted in with the site team brilliantly and was very engaging with the work she was set. This is a great programme for any woman who would like to join the construction industry, and Kaith is a good example to follow.”

Kaith is based in Northamptonshire and is looking to use her experience on the WiC programme to gain a graduate or trainee site manager role.

Update: With support from St Modwen and WiC, Kaith is now a Trainee Site Manager for St Modwen.

We’re delighted to share that Kaith has started her career in construction with St Modwen as a Trainee Site Manager, following her time on the Cambridgeshire WiC programme.

WiC Project Manager, Shelley Lawrence commented;  “We are all so proud of Kaith. She has shown great determination and dedication during her time with WiC, and I have no doubt she will make a huge success of her new role.”

Congratulations Kaith!