“I learned so much at Corley + Woolley,” says Georgia. “I was so glad to be taken on by them after the apprenticeship. A job isn’t guaranteed – you’ve got to show you want it.”
In particular, she enjoyed working on putting bids together. Her experience with this and her qualification gave her the confidence to apply for a bid coordinator role at a consultancy. A short time later, a recruitment agency contacted her about a proposals coordinator role at McLaren and she joined the company in the spring of 2019.
Getting back into construction was something she wanted to do, having heard about the company and seen the McLaren name on cranes in the city. An important factor for Georgia was that McLaren has an Investors in People accreditation. “It takes a lot to get that, so they obviously care about their people,” she says. “It definitely shows – it’s a very professional and supportive environment and the support from the people around me is great.”
Georgia has suggested the apprenticeship route to lots of people she knows as a great way to learn – and earn – on the job and build a career. “It’s my greatest achievement, so far” she says.