Celebrating Women in Construction

| Brooksby

We’re celebrating the work, enthusiasm and commitment of two female students joining a typically male dominated industry.

Abbie Morgans first joined BMC on the Level 2 Maintenance Operations course, looking at a possible career in property development, diversifying into Horticulture.

In her words, she “fell in love with it” and is now studying Level 3 Bench Joinery, completing a host of intricate, complicated and exciting work.

Looking forward to her future career, Abbie is looking at self-employment, developing a business in the use of epoxy resins and the production of stairs and windows.


Victoria Sansom commenced her journey at BMC as an Animal Management student. However, after a few weeks, Victoria realised this wasn’t the path for her and was attracted to the hands-on Construction courses.

The Level 1 Basic Construction gave her an introduction to various craft areas such as Bricklaying, Plastering Plumbing and Carpentry and Joinery, but it was in the craft of Painting and Decorating that Victoria took a liking to as “it gives creative freedom”.

Victoria has particularly enjoyed the opportunities to work on various College assignments, such as workshop development and Estates projects.

Pursuing a career in Painting and Decorating, Victoria sees a growing market in offering home decorating services to elderly customers who may prefer a female contractor. Above all else, she hopes that in some small way she can help to remove the stereotypical image of a male dominated construction industry.

We wish both girls the very best of success in their chosen career paths!

If you’d like to know more about our Construction and Joinery courses, take a look at our courses and come along to our next Open Event at our Brooksby Campus.