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There is no reason why your gender should hold you back in any job

Posted by | 14th May 2015 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

Meet the women who are
 determined to make their way
 in a man’s world.

Julie Dickson, Alexandra Preston and Kirsteen Munro are three of the few women in the male-dominated world of modern apprenticeships.

They are breaking the industrial mould by training as engineers
and all three say they are proud to
be helping lead the way for women
in their field of work right across
 Scotland.

The women all felt that
apprenticeships were more appealing than higher or further education courses and have worked their way
 up through the training schemes at Scottish Gas.

This year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week launches on Monday and there is a real drive to encourage young people into trades and industry, particularly young women.

Engineering has traditionally
 been seen as one of the most
 male-dominated sectors but more and more girls are now considering it
 as an option. And women already working in the field are hoping as many of those jobs as possible will
be taken up by other women.

Fiona Stewart, head of national training programme operations with Skills Development Scotland said: “We need more young women to take up the apprenticeships offered by many employers across Scotland.

Read more at the Daily Record by clicking here

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