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Tammie hopes to inspire women to pursue a career in engineering

Published on: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Categorised under: Work, Learn , Apprentices, Barrow, Cumbria, Engineering, Kimberly Clark, Stay

Tammie Fallows, 22, an Electrical Technician at Kimberly-Clark, lives in Askam

Tammie is keen to encourage other women to choose a career in engineering after serving her time as an apprentice at Kimberly-Clark.

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After years of earning while learning with her apprenticeship, Tammie is now in the position to afford her own property in Cumbria.

“I’ve bought a house in Barrow with my partner, which is so exciting, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without my apprenticeship,” she said. “I also got a new car recently, and you can accommodate things like that with earning while you learn.

“I can’t see myself living anywhere else outside of Cumbria. So many people pay to come on holiday to Cumbria and we only live half an hour from The Lake District.

“We’re not that far from the motorway, either, to get to Manchester and other cities.

“People sometimes don’t realise what’s here in Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula, but I think it’s brilliant.”

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