Podcast Launch

It’s happened!

My first episode in my #podcast series Tales From The Hook launched yesterday, sadly I was sooooo busy I didn’t have time to relay this fantastic news to anyone.

🎤 A brilliant and honest chat with the fantastic Christina Riley touching on her 30 years years in construction and the changes she has seen and been through.

👂 You can listen to the podcast here on my website, check the side menu or – 

➡️Spotify 

➡️Listen Notes

➡️Podchaser

➡️Google Podcast

☕️ This podcast couldn’t have happened without the support and help from Andrew Curtin at Construction Wave just shows you never know where those coffee conversations will take you.

🏗️ But also with the support from Liebherr who have decided to come with me on this journey.

Look forward to hearing what you all think….(probably😅)

❤️

Double Trouble

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)

Featured in the Liebherr Upload Magazine

Recently I was featured in the rather beautiful Liebherr Upload magazine. Really proud with how it turned out and honoured to be invited to feature ❤️

I touch on

👉My journey

👉 The future

👉 Necessary industry changes

👉Working for Select

👉Unplugged cranes

If you haven’t has a look you can have a look at all of the magazines here👉 https://www.liebherr.com/en/gbr/products/mobile-and-crawler-cranes/customer-magazine/downloads.html

I am featured in the magazine 2 2022, the piece starts on page 84 with some of Liebherr’s fantastic female workforce.

Year One

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.

My first on site crane!
Always kept it neat and tidy
On site at Tottenham Court Road
First PPE

Building the Liebherr LR1280 Conrad crane model

Amazingly complex model with amazingly simple instructions, for a fool like me who has never made a model it was slightly challenging.

I gave it a good go but the ropes were so fiddly this is now a two part video so I present you, part one!