Green Port Hull held its first WiME open event in August 2016. Of the 105 women who attended the event, 40 returned to the Green Port Hub to find out more and create application profiles with Siemens, with one applying for a role with the energy company.
One of the attendees, Holly, signed up for an eight-month trainee course with Airco, delivered through the Airco Centre of Excellence.
“After doing my AS Levels, I realised the academic route wasn’t for me. Engineering had been suggested to me before, so the WiME event was a fantastic way of finding out more. The trainee course at Airco is giving me the skills and some basic qualifications, to make me a stronger candidate for an engineering apprenticeship. I’m really enjoying the course and can’t wait to get hands-on in the workshop.”