Anthea Purvis

Quantity Surveyor

Anthea’s journey from the TA to Quantity Surveyor

From the TA to QS: Anthea’s got a professional badge of honour.

After 10 years in the Territorial Army and tours in Bosnia and Iraq, Anthea decided she wanted a career with qualifications.

She signed up for uni at the age of 28, worked hard and got her degree.

Coming back to Scotland after a spell in disaster recovery in New Zealand, she joined Amey. As part of our water team, helping Scottish Water improve wastewater and flood management, she decided to take the next step and put herself on the two-year track to become a chartered quantity surveyor.

"It’s hard to combine work and study, but I got so much help here. There’s always someone to ask."

Last summer she became a fully- qualified chartered quantity surveyor.

“I was so proud. The whole office cheered.”

The supportive atmosphere extends to her active participation in our LGBT network.

“As an openly gay woman I feel very supported at Amey. I can be myself, and everyone knows they can talk to me.”

Anthea’s now on our Women@Amey Leadership Development programme, which is designed to help promote more females into leadership roles. It’s for women like Anthea, who are determined always to be the better.

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