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Jo Stubbs: Breaking Gender Barriers

I hope that I will be able to stay with DSG until I retire

Jo Stubbs, DSG Driver

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, Jo Stubbs stands as a testament to resilience, determination, and the power of opportunity. With over two decades of experience in construction, her journey from a courier to a skilled professional in one of the most demanding fields is a great story to share for International Women’s Day 2024.

“I sort of fell into construction in the early 2000s.’ After Jo’s van had ‘gone to the big metal graveyard in the sky,’ she bumped into a works manager of a construction site. This led to her securing a van driver job which went on to shape her career for the next two decades.

Despite being a woman in a predominantly male environment, Joe never felt deterred. “I have never felt worried about being a woman on site,” due to the unwavering support received from colleagues and notably, the Danny Sullivan Group (DSG).

Throughout her career, Joe has left her mark on various prestigious projects, from motorway expansions to the A3 Hindhead Tunnel and currently, her involvement in the groundbreaking HS2 project. Her dedication to continuous improvement is evident through her certifications such as NVQ Level 3 in occupational work supervision, SMSTS, NEBOSH National General Certificate, and specialised training in Mental Health First Aid provided by DSG.

Reflecting on her experience, Joe encourages aspiring women to consider a career in construction, particularly with DSG. This inclusive and supportive environment has contributed to her success over the years.

Jo is not only a skilled professional, but also an inspiration for future generations looking to pursue a career in the construction industry, regardless of gender or background. Looking towards the future, Jo shares that ‘I hope that I will be able to stay with DSG until I retire.”

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