HNC engineering student Sarah Brazier
Twenty-four-year-old Sarah Brazier is combining earning and learning on an engineering apprenticeship and, as part of her training, is currently attending college one day a week to study for the HNC in mechanical engineering.
Sarah said: “An apprenticeship is great as working at the same time as studying means I’m getting an education as well as experience in the workplace, and as I’m being paid I can be more independent too.
“Doing the HNC at college rather than at university means that because the classes are smaller I get more one-to-one contact with the tutors than I would do if I was sitting in a lecture theatre with lots of other people and I can ask for any additional help I might need.
“I’d encourage more women to get into engineering – it’s a great industry, a great challenge and a great way of pushing yourself forward and proving that you can stand on your own two feet in a male dominated environment.”