Holly Ireland from Burnley in Lancashire always thought she would follow in her mother’s footsteps as a make-up artist so she was as surprised as anyone when she realised her real interest lay with engineering.
Holly chose to study Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Burnley College, which runs a Career Ready programme. Our two year programme includes workplace visits, mentoring, masterclasses and internships with local businesses to help young people develop employability skills. Holly recognised that the Career Ready programme could really help her to gain confidence, network with people in the industry and help her to take the first step on her career path.
The experience helped her to realise the interest she has in learning more about all the different aspects of how an engineering company works. She used that experience to gain an apprenticeship in the supply chain of a national engineering company.