Hartlepool woman takes first step into construction career

Caitlin Morton, left, and Amy Gray are lining up successful careers in construction.

Caitlin Morton, left, and Amy Gray are lining up successful careers in construction.

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A Hartlepool woman has taken her first step into a career in construction.

Caitlin Morton has taken on the role of Graduate Development Co-ordinator with Galliford Try Partnerships North.

Caitlin,23, said: “It was the variety that the job offers and the combination of working between the office and on location that made a career in development appeal to me.

“I completed my three-year planning and development surveying degree – sandwiched around a fourth year working and gaining experience on placement – in 2014 and I am delighted to have taken up this graduate role.

“It is a busy time for the company and I am currently working on a number of sites.

“I find it exceptionally rewarding to see the plans at the start of a project and to know that I am part of a team that will follow these through, delivering a finished building that people will use or call home for years to come.

“If you want a career that throws up new challenges and offers an incredible amount of job satisfaction, I’d highly recommend development and construction as an option. Firstly, work out which area of the industry is the best fit for you personally and gain as much experience as possible by taking work placements – I can assure you, they are out there.”

Caitlin has been joined by Amy Gray, also 23, from Gateshead, who has joined Galliford Try Group’s housebuilding division – Linden Homes.

Stephen McCoy, managing director at Galliford Try Partnerships North, said: “We are delighted to welcome Caitlin and Amy to our team.

For more information visit www.gallifordtry.co.uk/careers