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NAW2018 Meet our Electrical/Engineering Apprentice – Sarah Denton

8th March 2018

It’s so important for us to keep raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women in this exciting industry.

In a week that marks both International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship Week, we would like to introduce you to Sarah Denton, Apprentice Electrician/Engineer.

Sarah Denton – Apprentice Electrician/Engineer


Your role and what it involves…
  • Organising and distributing stock
  • Assisting the Head Electrician
  • Keeping a tidy site.
  • Increasing my knowledge of the trade
As a woman working in engineering, do you have any role models that you look up to – both inside and outside your field?

Inside of work, I look up to my mentors. They help and guide me every day to complete my apprenticeship.

Outside of work, I look up to my Mum. She’s always been practical and level headed in tight situations. Coincidently, she was also one of the first female bus drivers working for the council.

What made you want to join Barhale…

It’s a very interesting career with lots of prospects. Barhale have a good reputation as a leading civil engineering company.

Highlights so far…

The experience of driving different vehicles and the fact that every day is interesting and varied.

Key piece of advice for any aspiring apprentices…

Certainly venture out of your comfort zone and try new skills.

One improvement that the business could make…

We need to encourage more females to consider an apprenticeship in Electrical/Engineering.

In your opinion, why is it important that more women take up engineering in the near future?

There’s no reason not to! I wasn’t encouraged to do Engineering at school and times change, if we want to we can do anything.