A WEST Cheshire College student has become the second female in England and Wales to successfully complete an advanced apprenticeship in logistics.
Natasha Williams, 21, completed her training through the college while working at Wirral-based company TWA Logistics.
Natasha, from Bromborough, said: “Working in logistics is a very male-orientated role, but I didn’t realise that I was only the second female to finish the apprenticeship.
“I’m so proud of my achievement.
“I decided to do a logistics apprenticeship after starting in an administration role at TWA when I was made redundant from a previous job.
“I really wanted to achieve more from the job so I kept pushing to do some training.
“The apprenticeship was tough but I had a lot of support from my employer and my tutor from the college who was always on hand to help me.”
Since completing her apprenticeship, Natasha has been given a full-time job with TWA Logistics as a stock controller.
She added: “I really enjoy working in logistics – I wouldn’t have got my job without doing the apprenticeship and I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone as it is a great way to get your foot in the door.”
Sian Williams, business account adviser at West Cheshire College, said: “It is an incredible achievement that Natasha is the second female in the country to complete this apprenticeship.
“It is great to see a woman high achieving in a male-dominated industry.”
For more information on apprenticeships, call the college on 01244 656 555 or visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.