National training organisation, Make UK, have their technology hub in Witton. They are developing the skills for the next generation who will be working in the manufacturing industry.
Rachel is in the second year of her apprenticeship. She was apprehensive about going into a make dominated industry but has found the experience to be empowering, as does Ellie May Jukes, a Hitachi Energy Apprentice who is training as a service engineer.
Around three million people work in the UK manufacturing sector. Nationally women account for 7.5% of manufacturing apprenticeships. At this technology centre that figure is higher, at 10%.
Make UK are now calling on young women to become apprentices to meet the ongoing challenges that both the sector and UK now face.
Find out more in the video at the top of our story celebrating International Women’s Day 2022.
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