Two JTL ambassadors shortlisted for Women in Construction Awards

08 March 2016     JTL

JTL female Ambassadors Samantha Jones and Rebecca Ashcroft have both been shortlisted for the 2016 Women in Construction Awards, following their outstanding performance in their apprenticeships.

Samantha and Rebecca have both been shortlisted in the "Apprentice of the Year" category - Sam in the "Best Apprentice - 25 & over" group, and Rebecca in the "Best Apprentice - under 25" group. 

The awards ceremony takes place in just over two weeks, on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester. Now in its tenth year, the Women in Construction Awards provide "a showcase for the brightest and the best female achievers in the construction and built environment industries".

Sam, 26, is employed by Melvin John Electrical in Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, near Gloucestershire. She was last year's JIB Overseas Apprentice Exchange winner, spending six weeks working and spreading word of the UK electrical industry in New York, travelling over to the USA in May 2015. She was also JTL's Apprentice of the Year for the Southern region in 2015/16, and a highly commended finalist for our National Apprentice of the Year award.

Rebecca, from Barton-under-Needwood, near Burton-upon-Trent, is 24, and completed her electrical apprenticeship with WT Parker Ltd in Burton-upon-Trent. She continues to make waves in the traditionally male-oriented world of electrical engineering, and was a Regional finalist in the West Midlands region in JTL's 2014 Apprentice of the Year awards.

As well as completing their apprenticeships and now working full-time in the industry, Sam and Rebecca both act as female Ambassadors for JTL, aiming to encourage greater understanding among young women of the career opportunities that are available in building services engineering industry.

We'd like to wish the best of luck to both Sam and Rebecca for the Awards - keep up the great work!

Rebecca Ashcroft, left, and Samantha Jones, right, have both been shortlisted in the 2016 Women in Construction Awards

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