Former female bakery assistant bucks the trend by becoming engineering apprentice

Lauren Matthews, of Wymondham.

Lauren Matthews, of Wymondham. - Credit: Archant

A former bakery assistant has swapped filling cake cases to become an electronics engineering apprentice.

Lauren Matthews, of Wymondham, has risen to the challenge so well that her employers are now looking for two new apprentices to follow in her footsteps.

It comes as more women are being encouraged to get involved in engineering across the UK.

The 23-year-old said: 'I'd always wanted an apprenticeship, when I saw this level 2 manufacturing apprenticeship advertised on the Internet, I was the only girl who applied and was shocked when I got an interview.

'To start with I didn't know anything about electronics engineering. I'd soldered things at school but that was it.'

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Circad Design Limited's test manager, Mick Cutter, said, 'Lauren is doing very well. She's a quick learner and listens. She is above our expectations.'

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