Career Stories

Some of our members give an insight into their work stories, describing how they came to work in their current role, what a typical day entails and future aspirations.

Future Industry Group

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It's great to have such a dynamic group of professionals to explore current and future opportunities and developments in construction, pertinent to manufacture of plastic piping systems in the UK . Our Future Industry Group, comprised of people new to the industry from our members’ businesses, discuss industry wide topics such as sustainability, diversity and the important role plastic pipes will play in the future of the construction industry.


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Karen Gent | Manufacturing Director | Aliaxis

“Being able to produce something and see the results of your hard work going out of the factory inspires me and makes me feel proud to have helped achieve that.  I’m glad I didn’t go into accountancy; engineering and manufacturing have been much more interesting! I love my job and every day is different.”

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Jack Trivett | Product Management Assistant | REHAU

“The biggest aspect I have learnt is that product managers are in a unique position to look out across the organisation and help every team contribute to the product's success.”

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Gary Bateman | Process Development Leader | Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation

"Experience counts for a lot in this job and every day is different."