08 Mar 2018
Young female apprentice makes waves at Stagecoach
A young woman from Eckington is leading the way forward for female engineers with Stagecoach Yorkshire.
Charlotte Nicholls, 18, started her four-year apprenticeship at Stagecoach’s Chesterfield depot in September 2017 and is hoping to turn the role into a lifelong career.
Following her studies at Chesterfield College, Charlotte knew she wanted to pursue a career in engineering and that’s when she found the Stagecoach apprenticeship programme.
Charlotte said: “I’m really enjoying my time with Stagecoach – I love doing hands-on work so it’s great that I get to do it every day with this role.
“I’m learning about the different engines in all of the buses, which is a lot to take in, but I find it all so interesting.
“The staff here are so lovely, and I would love to encourage more females to get into engineering, especially with Stagecoach.”
Matt Davies, managing director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We know that engineering is traditionally viewed as a male-dominated industry, but Charlotte has already made a great impact on the Chesterfield depot and we are delighted to have her on team.
“Not only is it National Apprenticeship Week, it’s also International Women’s Day, so this is a particularly apt time to recognise Charlotte for all of the hard work she has put in so far.
“She is already showing great potential and I am looking forward to seeing her flourish throughout her apprenticeship and hopefully for many years to come.”