I feel very good about this program. I qualified as a mechanical engineering in my country Egypt. I was a bit sceptical about the construction industry but had to try it as it was the nearest opportunity to my previous skills, considering I had given up on my career.
I searched for a very long time, nearly 3 years hoping to get work as a graduate in mechanical engineering but here in Glasgow they need someone with experience of at least 2 years which I didn’t have. Things are very different here from my own country. The employers demand experience so I was simply looking for an apprenticeship or training to lead to work when I got on to the Taylor Wimpey program with Radiant and Brighter.
Being on this program has completely changed my mindset about the construction industry. To use my skills and qualification. I got on the program when I was ready to change career, but the program has taught me so much and I actually don’t think I am doing a career shift. Construction is not very different from engineering, I am simply building on my skills and I am delighted to be on the course, doing something I love.