Women in Construction June Neville
In honour of International Women’s Day, we are shining a spotlight on some of our brilliant female employees who are in roles that may be considered as traditionally male. We have asked six of our employees about their experiences at Lancer Scott and within the construction industry in general. Here we talk to June Neville who is a Fleet Manager with the company.
Have you always wanted to pursue a career as a Transport Manager?
I never considered pursuing a career as Transport Manager it just fell into my lap. However working in Forecourts, driving a company car for many years, my son owning his own garage meant that I had a lot of vehicle knowledge that has helped me greatly in the role.
Do you feel there is still a stigma around women working within construction?
I am not sure there’s a stigma, there is certainly a misunderstanding. Its not all about bricks and concrete.
Tell us a little bit of what a typical day at work involves.
Most of my day is spent trying to solve vehicle availability, checking costs on our fuel bill and monitoring driver movements. It is a very reactive job which can be frustrating but the unknown is often exciting and can be very rewarding.
Do you think more needs to be done to encourage women to pursue a career in the construction industry?
All women should feel empowered about what they want to do. This is especially true if its considered male dominated.
What has been the most surprising part of being a woman working in construction?