Bromley apprentice encourages women to get hands on at House of Commons

PUBLISHED: 15:42 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:42 09 July 2013

Rachael Neville, 20, is an apprentice electrician.

Rachael Neville, 20, is an apprentice electrician.


An apprentice electrician travelled to Westminster last week to speak with politicians about a new campaign aiming to encourage women into hands on jobs.

Rachael Neville, 20, of Bromley attended the event at the House of Commons where she shared her experiences and hopes as part of her role as one of 10 JTL Apprentice Ambassadors from across the UK.

JTL, a training charity, aims to raise awareness of the lack of female apprentices in the electrical, plumbing, and head and ventilating industries.

Rachael said: “Meeting these politicians was an amazing experience. It was interesting how many of theme didn’t realise how few female apprentices there are in the craft sector, but they were very supportive.

“We want to show women that they can have successful careers as electricians and plumbers. I love being an apprentice electrician and I’m sure other women would too - they just need to find out more.”

For more information, or to discuss applying for a JTL apprenticeship, visit or call 0800 0842308.

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