Samantha Smith

Samantha enrolled in a Construction course at West London College in January 2018. She is an apprentice at Screed Force Ltd and has worked in the refurbishment of London underground stations and the Havelock Estate's regeneration project in Southall. 

Samantha has recently won Apprentice of the Year at the Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards. In future, she wants to pursue a career in the Construction and use her experience to encourage more women to study and work in the industry.

“Being a single parent, I felt doors were closed for me but I decided not to let my personal circumstances be a setback. I enrolled on a Construction course at West London College and since then I haven’t looked back.

“West London Construction Academy works great for me, is near home and I’m excited to be learning on a live construction site with experienced professionals. Since starting my course I definitely feel more confident in my abilities and my resilience to overcome obstacles.

“Construction is still seen as a man’s world but I am very determined to do well in my chosen career and hope to encourage more women to study and work in the trade, I believe that if I can do it, anyone can do it.”