Meet Molly Guy - Cable Jointer

“I knew early on that I wanted to pursue an apprenticeship after I finished school and that I wanted it to be in a hands-on sector. My research led me to discover the NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme and after reading about the training, support and salary it provided, I submitted my application.

"People always think NIE Networks engineers only work up poles but cable jointing is another discipline and our work is to look after the thousands of miles of electricity cable that run through the ground across Northern Ireland.

"The apprenticeship was more challenging than I expected and as I’m dyslexic it had taken me a little longer to learn written theory over the practical activity. No matter what stage I was at though, I got through it thanks to the support of my managers and team who were right behind me every step of the way.

"I love being out on-site and it’s a pleasure bringing electricity to customers, especially new homes for families. To be part of the story where someone has been waiting for years to have their dream home built and our work makes their lights turn on, is really very special.

"If anyone, especially females, are considering a job in engineering or an apprenticeship I would definitely encourage them to apply. There are so many opportunities open to you.”


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