Women In Construction Week 2024
February 29, 2024
Charlotte Marsden
March 1, 2024
Women In Construction Week 2024
February 29, 2024
Charlotte Marsden
March 1, 2024

Sarah Parker - Customer Services Co-ordinator

We spoke with Sarah Parker, a recent addition to the Ischebeck Titan team, to gain insight into her experience in the construction industry and her advice for fellow women already in or considering joining the field. Despite lacking a background in construction, Sarah draws on her previous experience in tender management and blueprint interpretation, highlighting their relevance to her current role.

As a woman in construction, she shares both positive experiences and occasional challenges, commending Ischebeck Titan for its support. Sarah emphasizes the dynamic nature of construction work and the importance of supportive colleagues and management. The interview also delves into topics of inclusion and offers valuable advice for women entering the industry.

How long have you been with Ischebeck Titan? 

A Year and 4 Months

Did you work in this sector previously?

No, although some parts of my previous job had similar aspects, such as dealing with tenders and order processing using blueprint plans for new build housing/office projects along with liaising with site.

What is your experience of the construction industry as a woman?

My experience is overall very positive, although can be challenging sometimes!

How do you feel about working for Ischebeck Titan?

Ischebeck is by far the best company I have worked for to date, the company is very supportive of women in the industry.

What do you consider are the pros & cons of working in construction?

Pros- Every day is not always the same and there are always new challenges which keeps me on my toes. My Operations Team, Senior Management and the Ischebeck Sales Engineers are always supportive and happy to help no matter how big or small the question and I always feel supported.  The biggest pro for me however is the laughs!

Cons – Although I wouldn’t say that it is a big con, sometimes as a woman it is hard to get your point/opinion across in what is generally a male lead industry.

What does inclusion mean to you? 

Inclusion to me, means that as a woman in the construction industry we’re given the chance to show what we’re made of and being given the opportunity to handle even the most difficult challenges that are thrown our way. Also, having vibrant participation in decision making and problem solving in line with creating an environment where women’s input is both required and valued.

What advice would you give to women considering pursuing a career in construction? 

It’s hard to say really as I feel it has come quite naturally to me, however I would say not to be scared to voice your views or ask for advise and to always be confident!

Sarah Parker
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