Enterprise Advisor & Construction Industry Champion
Sarra Hawes, one of the Founders and Directors of Hawes Building Ltd, is keen to give back to an industry from which she has learnt so much.
Originally employed at Walter Llewellyn Ltd in 1988, she quickly progressed to become one of their first female management trainees before being appointed as a site manager.
With Hawes Building Ltd now firmly established in Sussex, Sarra has been following her passion for raising the profile of the construction industry with young people, and especially young women. Becoming an Enterprise Advisor was her first venture into the role of mentoring.
Passionate about building our future
Sarra has been teamed with College Central in Eastbourne (a pupil referral unit) as an employer, to assist the school in gaining their Gatsby Benchmarks. This role involves not only raising the children’s awareness of an employer’s expectations when they leave school and venture into the workplace, but also the variety of roles that the building industry offers.
Sarra has also become a Construction Ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board. This enables her to go into schools and colleges to promote the variety and opportunity of apprenticeships and training available to candidates contemplating enrolling in the building industry.