We celebrate International Women’s Day 2023
We are proud to recognise this as a day to celebrate the achievements made by women throughout history and its continued mission for gender equality.
As part of celebrating IWD, we have interviewed Honey Jenkins, one of Taylor Wimpey South Wales bricklaying apprentices on what it’s like to work in the construction sector.
What made you want to work in the construction sector?
I’ve always been around people working in construction. My father runs his own construction company, so I naturally became interested while growing up around a family of handymen. I felt connected to the idea of becoming my own independent handywoman.
Describe a day in the life of a bricklaying apprentice here at Taylor Wimpey?
Being a bricklaying apprentice is great, as we get to try our hands at a variety of different skill sets. For example, we have been practising our skills by building cavity walling and decorative work. We have also had some on-site experience with building garden walls, as well as some on-site labour to help understand the planning process when building the different plots.