Advice and Opinion - June 2021

  • Ignore The Naysayers. We Women Make Great Plumbers!”

    Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by Shaun D’Arcy and Rachel Jagger-Thomas at JTLNo comments

    If you were stuck on an island and needed just one person with all the skills to build, decorate, plumb and heat your home, Corrina Bailey would probably be the perfect choice. She started training as a bricklayer at college before changing to a multi-trade course that included painting, decorating and some plumbing. She then tried something different by studying travel and tourism at Sixth Form ...

  • At Interviews People Didn’t Believe My CV.

    Posted on Sunday, June 6, 2021 by Ian ThomasNo comments

    When portfolio board director Shefaly Yogendra first came to the UK, she faced many challenges getting a job. “One of the first hurdles I experienced in the UK was not having blue-chip names on my CV,” she told the BBC in a recent interview. “ Some of the other problems…were people asking if I was here legally, that they didn’t believe my CV, or that I was too educated .” She said women and ...