One of our former apprentices has been recognised by The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and listed in The Guardian’s UK top 50 Women in engineering in the current and former apprentices category.
Catherine Leahy, age 20 has just completed her Level 3 Engineering Technical Support Apprenticeship and is currently working as a Technician at TWI based in Cambridge.
Catherine was also invited to the Women’s Engineering Society awards event at The Royal Academy of Engineering in Westminster where she was presented with an award for her achievement.
The budding Engineer started her apprenticeship late November 2017 on a ‘fast track’ programme where she quickly developed practical skills and theoretical knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering.
During her apprenticeship Catherine has taken part in many outreach activities with schools to inspire young people to follow in her footsteps. Catherine commented that ‘Attending different outreach activities as a young female I think has contributed to getting rid of the stigma young people see attached to a career in engineering.”
Adam Powell, Programme Tutor in Engineering here said: “Catherine is one of the most outstanding apprentices I have worked with, she has been a positive role model for women in engineering and a great representative for TWI at the college.
Adam continued: “It has been great to see Catherine’s hard work and dedication recognised by WES and I am proud to have worked with Catherine and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”
Catherine will be starting a degree apprenticeship in Applied Engineering at Warwick University from September where she can continue to pursue her passion and excel in her area.