Meet The Authors
University: University of Bedfordshire
Degree: MSc Project Management
Hi, my name is Angelina and I am a Construction Graduate based at Colindale Gardens.
I graduated in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Project Management; however, my background was in customer care and the tourism industry - having attained my undergraduate degree in the related field. Getting into the construction industry has not been a straightforward journey for me, particularly as I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do, however now I’m here I couldn’t happier.
My journey to working in Construction embarked shortly after I received my undergraduate results where I was fortunate enough to be awarded with a Jubilee Scholarship of doing a Master’s Degree for free!
This was an excellent opportunity for me to enhance my career prospective and steer myself towards an industry I had always been fascinated by, construction. It was working in the leisure and tourism sector that first exposed me to the idea of project management and construction as I witness the developments of hotels and resorts. I loved the idea of building something from scratch for people to enjoy and appreciate and thought to myself, I can do that! This led me to enrolling for an MSc Project Management course – it was a challenge, but I was driven to succeed.
I was exposed to a huge variety of aspects and tasks regarding project management during my course, and was fortunate enough to work on a number of brilliant projects including developing a documentation initiative for Luton Borough Council’s community development plans. It was projects like this that spurred me on to take the leap and fulfil my ambition of becoming a project manager. Although inspired, I was anxious about the process of seeking employment as a project manager due to my lack of experience and I was unsure of where to start.
It was then I discovered the Redrow Graduate opportunity. With extensive research on the company and its history, combined with the excellent experiences the graduate scheme offered, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to get started.