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Megan lights way for women in construction

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Megan Spencer is cutting a swathe through construction training as she progresses from a Painting & Decorating apprenticeship to one as an electrician.

The 20-year-old is now working for MG Electrical Services in Rothwell, Northamptonshire and attending a Level 3 day release course at Tresham College in Corby.

Megan completed her Level 2 in Painting & Decorating at the Bedford College campus and worked with B & S Decorators.  She was one of the first students in the UK and the first girl, to complete the new End Point Assessment in apprenticeship standards in which she gained a Distinction.

In her assessment in Painting and Decorating at the end of October, a report said:

“Megan consistently displayed an excellent work ethic, good dexterity and practical skills enabling her to achieve high quality work.”

Travelling in all directions from her home in Market Harborough, Megan is well supported in her training. Her Dad was in the “trades” and her Mum was a welder, so Megan is keeping up a family tradition.

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Apprentice General Training Manager Construction Bev Holloway who oversees all the construction trades and Jane Heath tutor who (among others) is teaching Megan her electrical skills. Jane is a super example to others, having been an electrical apprentice herself and is now a college trainer.

Director of Apprenticeships Debbie Houghton said:

“Megan is a great example of how people can progress across a range subject areas into sought-after apprenticeships via The Bedford College Group.” 

“We are here to link willing, able and committed young people with employers who want to invest in training the talent they need for the future of their businesses.”

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