Before I go into my bauma experience the ins the outs etc I just want to share this, walking around Sunday with Liebherr learning about the new machines I spotted a familiar meaty head that I wasn’t expecting to see hanging from a crawler crane lol
After getting over my initial shock I returned the next day, stood for a longer time than I care to admit waiting for the video to pop back up, it was on a reel with multiple Liebherr videos. So I waited patiently in the rain, met Andrew Wilder from Liebherr Australia and then Liebherr’s Roland Noestler patiently waited with me to help me with some photos………..(thank you 🙏) even Christoph Mai dropped by a couple of times.
Anyway I got there in the end and it only cost me an hour of my time at max 😂 you know when you commit so much time to something you are to scared to leave just in case it is about to happen??
So without further adieu here is the one and only time I will probably see my head hanging from a crane …………
(yes everyone was looking, yes they all thought I had lost it)
So on the 6th of October 2014 I joined the Select first Lifting Technician apprenticeship.
This was a huge step for me I had spent my previous working life working in sales, starting in mobile phones, to advertising eventually ending up in recruitment. Sales was something I started doing while I was at university and it was something I couldn’t shake off, I was pigeon holed nobody would offer me a job doing something else because I was just viewed as a sales person with no transferable skills! I tried for years to reinvent myself to no avail.
I never dreamed of being a crane operator or ever imagined I could do something like that. My apprenticeship provided me with so much support and training I felt like the luckiest person in the world, actually able to reboot her life into a better place. I learned so many skills things I never dreamed I could do, I finally made my parents proud and I was earning a decent income.
I’m going to throw back a post dedicated to each year of my 5 years these photos are from 6th October 2014 to 6th October 2015.
This year I went from college, to training in our yards to my first site at Tottenham Court Road Crossrail where I operated a lovely Liebherr LTR1060.