Guess what? Career breaks to have kids don't erase your skills
Returning to the construction industry after taking a long career break to start a family provoked mixed emotions for me, of both trepidation and excitement.
Finding the right opportunity wasn’t straightforward. I was unsure how things would play out after so long out of engineering consultancy. However, it’s worked out brilliantly.
Yes, it’s taken some effort to get back up to speed on the technical knowledge – a few areas come to mind, such as BIM, Revit, GSL and BG6. But I’ve now been working at Hydrock for two years and have realised that my career break to have children didn’t deprive me of the critical skills needed for my role.