Mansfield Pollard hires first female apprentice

Bradford-based air management firm Mansfield Pollard, has employed its first female apprentice.

Charlotte Dresser has joined Mansfield Pollard on an advanced apprenticeship programme which will enable her to develop a career as an electrical engineer.

Mansfield Pollard works with Appris to deliver Engineering Manufacture apprenticeships, and Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) in refrigeration, electrical engineering and fabrication and welding.

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Dresser will be joining the company’s other apprentices who are already taking part in one of these schemes.

She said: “I am really excited to be beginning my working life with Mansfield Pollard. The company has demonstrated a strong commitment to developing its staff and I’m looking forward to being part of the team.

“I was surprised to learn that only 7% of people working in the UK engineering sector are women, so I hope that more girls will consider becoming apprentices.”

Joanna Robinson, MD at Mansfield Pollard added: “We are always looking for young recruits who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment, a great work ethic, and an ability to work in a team.

“Charlotte ticks all of these boxes and she is in the vanguard of what we hope will be a wave of young females joining this company, and others in the industry.”

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