TechnipFMC MA group
Women tip the balance in engineering class
For the first time ever at Forth Valley College a class of Manufacturing, Mechanical, Fabrication and Welding Modern Apprentices has an even number of males and females.
TechnipFMC MAs Tamara Janssen (23) from Falkland, Isla Noon (19) and Sophie Benton (19) both from Broxburn, Rachael Sneddon (19), Emma Sharp (29) and Sophie Green (21) all from Dunfermline, Lauren Sanders (18) from Cowdenbeath and Kira Proctor (23) from Falkirk, join Callum MacDonald (25) from Kirkcaldy, Aaron Brennan (18) from Cowdenbeath and Creag Campbell (24), Dean Mutter (17), Stuart Moffat (29), Ben Adam (20) and Craig Cowie (17) all from Dunfermline and Shane Smith (18) from Falkirk –to begin their four year apprenticeship at the Falkirk Campus.
This is great news for Technip FMC and Forth Valley College, who have been promoting engineering apprenticeships to young women for several years. They will spend their first full year at FVC, before basing themselves at the Technip FMC HQ in Dunfermline.
Dougie Gair, TechnipFMC’s Learning Architect, Group Learning - Manufacturing UK, said: “After the years of hard work in events at schools, colleges and visits to our facility in Dunfermline, I'm proud that TechnipFMC have achieved an even gender split in this year's group of successful candidates entering our apprenticeship programme. “
Lorraine Kerr, Business Development Partner in FVC’s Department of Business Development, said: “Forth Valley College have been encouraging and inspiring more women into the engineering disciplines and we are delighted that our Industry partners such as TechnipFMC feel the same. This is a great group of young men and women who are just starting out on their careers and we can wait to see how they progress through their apprenticeships.”