Hi I'm Brony, a qualified female Builder in my early thirties.
I love that I'm active every day at work and often get to be outside. I love having mini projects and the creative element that they provide. I also love that the work is transferable to my everyday life.
Inspiring the future to me is an engaging way to connect with our young people and shed light on the vast job opportunities that are available for them that they may not have previously considered.
A good friend was involved and invited me to take part in the programme.
I loved the energy and engagement the young people brought to the session, and the fun of them trying to work out my profession. I also loved the surprise and excitement when they discovered I was a builder (being a female builder).
I was told that a female student said she wanted to be a builder when she got older. For me it wasn't so much about her becoming a builder itself, but rather that I felt it had inspired her that she could have a career in something that perhaps she hadn't considered before because of stereotypes.
I felt lots of joy, I was buzzing.
Our young people are all so unique, just like us adults. One size doesn't fit all, and so I’d encourage whoever you are, whatever your story is, whatever your job is, you being you could inspire a young person to be more fully them, to pursue something that fits their interests and strengths.