Bursary winners 2015
We are proud and delighted to announce this year’s fabulous eight bursary winners!
“My overalls are the same as everyone else’s. If I want to put hearts and star patches on, then I will!”
“I was on maternity leave and one night I was painting the kitchen. The kids were in bed and I had music on the radio, and I thought: I quite like this – I wonder if I could do this for a job!”
Sophie lives in Bradford, where she is currently a support worker. She has recently completed a level 1 award in tiling, and is planning on taking further qualifications. WEST gave her £100 towards her course fees.
“If I won the lottery, I would train up and encourage other women to work in the trades, because that would be the best way to change things.”
“I did electrical and electronic engineering at college and I loved it! Now I’m doing it at uni.”
Hafsah is studying electrical and electronic engineering at The Sheffield College. She won a £100 WEST bursary towards future education fees.
“Don’t ever let anyone think you can’t do it just because you’re a woman. You can do it! If you enjoy it, you can do anything.”
“I say go for it! Give it a go! And don’t worry about the lads.”
Christie is from Mansfield. After studying engineering at West Nottingham College, she secured a plumbing apprenticeship with a local construction company. WEST has given her a £100 bursary towards equipment and travel.
“I always get asked why did I want to come into this job because it’s dirty. And I say I don’t mind getting my hands dirty!”
“I was really really shocked to get the WEST bursary! I will get my own paintbrushes now.”