"I finished my GCCEs and went on to study A levels. I wanted to go to university but decided to try something else. I researched the areas where there were gaps and knew there was a shortage in electrical engineers because many were retiring. I looked up the courses on the College website and decided to study Level 3 engineering.
"I really enjoyed my time at the College, the tutors were great. A levels were all about exams and my college course was mainly coursework based with a lot of practical sessions. It was great to be hands-on and the facilities were amazing – we learnt about circuits in the class and could go and build them straight away.
"To begin with it was just myself and one other female on the course and in the second year it was just me. It didn’t make a difference as we all had the same interest and I would definitely say to anyone to follow their interests and don’t be put off.
"I plan to stay at college to study an HNC in Engineering and I’d love to do an apprenticeship and eventually work in the industry."