Construction Management Personal Statement

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At the end of year 11 I had seen my future career path heading towards Business management, as I have the skills needed to motivate teams, solve problems and communicate with others to get jobs set to me complete. All skills which can also be transferred to construction management. However construction management offers me the challenge of having to find solutions to problems on a daily basis and the promise that no two jobs will ever be alike but most importantly it will mean that I get a lot of time to spend outdoors in the fresh air and cool summer days. At the end of year 11 my interest in construction management was aroused when I decided to go and work for my dad, to earn some money to spend when I went back to College. During the next ten weeks I was working on various Building sites from small single room extensions on a house, to a giant sixteen room extension on a nursing home. I had spent at least seven years before this following my dad around sites during my summer holidays but this was the first time I was allowed to get some hands on experience laboring. I was very excited and willing to get on with the tasks I had seen performed hundreds of times before. I spent time working with all the key tradesmen who work on building sites, such as Electricians, Carpenters, Plasterers, Plumbers and Brick layers. From working with all the various tradesmen I began to get a better understanding of each of their jobs and the importance of them starting, and finishing on time in order to keep the projects finishing date in sight. A large part of my time was spent learning about the health and safety checks everyone has to pass to be allowed onto the site, everybody who wishes to set foot on a building site needs to wear steel toe caps and safety hats for example. Many employers ask employees who wish to work for them to have a "CSCS" card which shows employers this person is competent and knows about health and safety rules on a site. In the last two weeks of...
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