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