Apprentice Abha combines quantity with quality in Harrow

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A young apprentice quantity surveyor is thriving in her role under the guidance of a new homes developer in Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Abha Shrestha, 24, spends four days a week on site with the team at Fairview New Homes, which is currently building its Lexicon development in Gayton Road, and one day a week at Westminster Kingsway College.

And the Harrow resident hopes her experience as an apprentice with Fairview will encourage more young people to consider pursuing a career in construction.

She said: “I am having a fantastic experience so far with Fairview and am so pleased that I have been assigned to a development which is close to home.

“Being on site four days a week provides me with the opportunity to absorb all the daily tasks such as emailing orders and researching price comparisons, while my supervisor Patrick has been so helpful in sitting down and talking me through each process of the job.

“I feel as though I have learned a lot in such a short space of time, and the on-site knowledge I am gaining each day is invaluable in my progression as a quantity surveyor.

“I find the job itself to be very interesting and the staff at Fairview make the experience so much more enjoyable because they are inclusive and make me feel like part of the team already.

“Patrick has been a hugely supportive influence during my time here and I have had no issues whatsoever integrating myself as part of the team in Harrow.”

Fairview has recruited four new apprentices at its Lexicon development in Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Stephen Brown, Building Director at Fairview, said: “Apprenticeship schemes play a vital role in recruiting and training young people for skilled jobs in the construction industry and have proved to be the route to the top for several members of our workforce.

“Abha has been a credit to herself since she joined the team at Lexicon, and with such high demand for new housing in the capital, it is essential that we encourage more women like her to choose a career in the construction industry.”

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