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Mol­ly — Lev­el 1 and 2 Plastering

Molly Wales

Get­ting stuck in and being able to fix or improve some­thing is real­ly sat­is­fy­ing and gives you a great sense of pride in your work. 

Mol­ly — Plastering — 

After com­plet­ing Lev­els 1 and 2 in Plas­ter­ing at the Col­lege, Mol­ly secured a six-month paid work expe­ri­ence con­tract as a Tools and Mate­ri­als Mon­i­tor as part of the Gov­ern­men­t’s Kick­start Scheme.

Now, part-way through the Scheme, Mol­ly hopes to stay on full-time at the Col­lege and has her sights set on even­tu­al­ly becom­ing a con­struc­tion lec­tur­er. She said: 

As a female stu­dent com­ing into a male-dom­i­nat­ed envi­ron­ment was intim­i­dat­ing, but the lec­tur­ers at Col­lege made me feel wel­come and at ease from the minute I walked through the door. It’s a good feel­ing to know that now I’m in a posi­tion to help oth­er female stu­dents feel com­fort­able, the same way that I did.” 

Mol­ly says that con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing has always been an inter­est of hers. She remem­bers fix­ing things from an ear­ly age, help­ing with jobs like repar­ing cars, rewiring plugs and paint­ing. She explains: 

Prac­ti­cal learn­ing has always suit­ed me best. Get­ting stuck in and being able to fix or improve some­thing is real­ly sat­is­fy­ing and gives you a great sense of pride in your work. You might not think it but plas­ter­ing allows you to be quite cre­ative too. Part of what I love is cast­ing and cov­ing and it’s an area I’d like to do more of in the future.” 

Mol­ly hopes to be a role mod­el to oth­er young females. She said:

I think women are often under­es­ti­mat­ed. We are pow­er­ful and capa­ble, and I want to use my role and influ­ence at Col­lege to inspire and encour­age others.”