Celebrating women in trades at the House of Commons
18 January 2018
Shauna and Helen, from Guinness Property, were special guests at an event last week in the House of Commons. They had plenty words of encouragement for young women thinking about a career in trades.
Shauna, 26 from Sheffield, was awarded ‘Guinness Apprentice of the Year’ in 2017 for her determination in pursuing a career as an electrician. She saved up to pay for an electrical installation course, gaining the necessary qualifications to enter the industry. We’re very proud to have her on board at Guinness.
She said, “I worked in all sorts of jobs before finding out how to train to be an electrician. It’s fantastic that there are things being done to make it easier for women to work in trades and I want to help spread the word about what a great career choice it is.”
Helen, 20 from Chesterfield, works as an electrician for Guinness Property. She was really excited to have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and meet other women working in trades.
“Throughout my training I was usually the only woman, but it never bothered me. I’ve always wanted to be an electrician and love what I do. Now I want to help more girls find out about these types of careers so they don’t miss out on potentially doing something they love too.” – Helen