Thanks to the group of 12 women interested in finding out more about becoming an electrician who attended our free taster day at Sheffield College this week. We set it up to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.
The women gained insight into the sector, and had a go at practical sessions involving wiring a 2-way lighting circuit.
Award-winning Sheffield based spark Mandy Reynolds told the women about her experiences in the industry.
“It was great to see the enthusiasm being shown and evidence that there is a real genuine interest from women to get involved in electrical work,” she said. “Traditionally, women might not have been given the opportunity or advice about a trade as a career. Open days like these really help give women an insight into what work is involved and the steps that need to be taken to get the right qualifications and experience.”
We are currently trying to find ways to encourage women to study as electricians, including potentially reduced fees and bursaries. This year, NICEIC is kindly offering bursaries to women wanting to study for a career in the electrical industry.
If you are interested in finding out about training courses at The Sheffield College this September, please get in touch with Liz before July 10.