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Alice Duarte

Electrical

After leaving school, Alice started a beauty therapy course at college – but quickly realised this wasn’t for her: “I wanted to do something different – in a different environment.”

She turned to the internet to see what was available to her and found the JTL website. She signed up and decided she wanted to get into management in the construction sector, but to gain the respect she felt she would need, she decided to get a trade behind her.

Through JTL she was introduced to a local employer - DSA Electrical who invited her to an interview which she passed with flying colours. Alice is now in the third year of her apprenticeship: “I wouldn’t change a thing,” she says. “This job makes me so happy about myself – I’ve achieved something different to anyone else I know – that feeling is perfect for me.”

So what would Alice say to a young girl who’s thinking about training as an electrical apprentice; “I’d tell any girl to be themselves, to be different if that’s what they want, do what makes you happy and if you want a job that’s seen as a man’s job – go for it – there’s nothing stopping you! Break the mould girls!”

Region : London and East of England
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I’d tell any girl to be themselves, to be different if that’s what they want.
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