After five years spent raising her children, Katy has started a career in construction
Katy had worked in warehousing, cleaning, and retail, but had wanted to work in construction when she was younger and had applied for several construction-related college courses but was never successful in securing a place.
When Katy made the decision to go back to work having spent five years raising her children, she wanted a career not just a job, and did a lot of research before deciding that she wanted to pursue a career as an electrician.
Katy engaged with one of the employment groups that WaMT and Procure Plus supports – Rossendale Works – who worked with Katy to get her ready for work. Katy’s confidence grew and she completed several practical courses funded by WaMT. The courses provided Katy with practical pre-employment construction training and a CSCS card.
The WaMT team at Procure Plus approached Concept Heating, a Procure Plus client, and following an interview Katy was offered the apprenticeship role, and started employment in January 2022.
Katy is the first female apprentice that Concept Heating has employed, not because they haven’t wanted to do so, but because they haven’t had any suitable applicants. At the beginning Katy knew that the team was a little unsure about having a female apprentice, however, Katy has won them over with her hard work and enthusiasm and is learning from her colleagues’ skills. The company appreciates her eagerness to learn.