I took a last minute decision this NAW to utilise my podcast and interview some current and recent apprentices, learn about their experiences, deep dive into their stories and learn a little more. I managed to sit down with three amazing ladies who are all part of a fantastic instagram ladies in trade group I... Continue Reading →
Strange where an apprenticeship can take you
Five years ago I made my BBC debut 😂 while working on the Blackfriars site of the Tideway project, interviewed by the one and only Steph McGovern. Very interesting site to work on sat in the middle of the Thames, getting a boat to and from a floating barge. The barge constantly moving with the... Continue Reading →
Can you help an apprentice?
Did you know you can hire an apprentice that has been made redundant?Apprenticeships are a great way to boost your business and you may be eligible for grants for taking on an apprentice.I started as an apprentice 6 years ago and it honestly changed my life, please consider if you can taking on an apprentice... Continue Reading →
What do a crane operator , a power lifter and a grime violinist have in common??? Ok not much but we are all featured in a BBC Bitesize piece for International women day. BBC Bitesize is a learning resource for school children in England. Please click and have a read - BBC Bitesize IWD2020
National Apprenticeship week!!!
I love National Apprenticeship Week, its great seeing what work everyone is doing around apprenticeships in the industry. I put a video together to give my thoughts about apprenticeships and a look into my experiences. https://youtu.be/LwHaVb0lwEQ NAW2020
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... Continue Reading →
Stickers! (I did a thing)
So where did these come from?? A short while ago I attended a fab event at Brookland's race course with WES and was giving out small 'Girl's can't what?' stickers with a picture of a engineer, I posted on Instagram and everyone loved it. I however felt they were missing a site feel and wondered... Continue Reading →
Three Years Of Progress – Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Task Force
Recently I attended the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce Annual report - Three years of progress event. This was my third year on the board, I joined the board as a Crossrail apprentice when I worked at Tottenham Court Road and I have been a board member since. Our main objective is to get more apprentices... Continue Reading →
Filming lifting technician apprentices at Battersea, London.
So on Friday we filmed some of our Select Plant Hire Lifting Technician Apprentices on a very windy platform at the Northern Line Extension. It’s was great to hear of some of our past apprentices experiences of the scheme and a great insight into them personally. I was one of the first lifting technicians to... Continue Reading →
Only 7% Of Teenagers want to join industry…………..
https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/knowledge/7-teenagers-want-join-industry-survey-finds-30-04-2019/ Hardly surprising news, ''The lack of diversity in the industry is putting young people off from wanting to join the sector, increasing concerns about the problem of labour and skills shortages in the future, the firm said.'' Shocker! I have said it a million times if young people google our industry or go to... Continue Reading →