Lynsey Davies made a big decision to change her career at age 35 and undertook an apprenticeship programme to gain a Plastering NVQ Level Two qualification with the Shard Apprenticeship Scheme (Cyfle Building Skills).

 

She has gone on to shine as an exemplary apprentice and received outstanding feedback from the companies she has worked for, even opting to take on a managerial role in an overseas project working on a maternity ward in Kachumbala, Uganda. Here she took the lead in an environment where women are traditionally not even seen on construction sites and helped to dispel outdated gender stereotypes in the local community.

 

Lynsey has since gone on to apply for a Technical Shared Apprenticeship covering a range of industry fields such as design, quantity surveying, architecture and engineering. Lynsey continues to impress on-site and has undertaken a range of supplementary courses including Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness, Abrasive Wheels and Working at Heights. She has also completed a Construction Ambassador course; enabling her to promote the construction industry in schools and help to ensure a thriving construction workforce for generations to come.

She is a worthy winner of the 2019 Apprentice Award and a prime example of what can be achieved in this industry, regardless of age, with the right drive and passion.