03 August
By Victoria Wainwright
Categories: Uncategorized

Women in Manufacturing

Women in Manufacturing - First Apprentice to Female at the Front

We’re proud to be actively backing Bradford Manufacturing Week 2018 taking place in October. As part of the initiative, they want to encourage young women to consider careers in manufacturing and here our manging director Victoria Wainwright discusses this and what it’s like to work in a male dominated industry.

It has been reported that women in manufacturing remain under-represented with EEF previously releasing figures showing only 10% of the manufacturing and engineering workforce were female. As a manging director in a profession also previously seen as being male dominated, Victoria shares her personal experiences of apprenticeships and the challenges of achieving success.

How did you get to where you are today?

When I left school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My Gran spotted a job advert in the local paper for a trainee accountant in Bradford and needing a sense of purpose, I applied for the position. I went on to become the very first apprentice at Naylor Wintersgill and qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the year 2000.  Throughout my career…

You can read the full story on the Bradford Manufacturing Week website here.