Apprentice profile: Ana Parfitt

Ana joined us in September 2022 and is currently a first-year electrical apprentice based in our Apprentice Training Centre in Scunthorpe. Find out more about Ana's experiences and her hopes for the future...

What has been the focus of your apprenticeship so far?

I am still in my first year and have spent a lot of time learning about health and safety. I've also been developing my electrical skills.

What did you do before joining British Steel?

After leaving school, I worked at a radio station and then joined the apprentice scheme here.

What skills and experience do you bring to your apprenticeship?

I'm hardworking and conscientious and also have excellent time management skills.

What are you enjoying about working at British Steel?

My apprenticeship is giving me the perfect opportunity to learn new skills, work as part of a team and develop my communication skills.

What's it like being a woman working in the steel industry?

It's very rewarding! It's challenging too but I think that would be the case for anyone.

What are you most proud of so far?

I'm very proud of representing women in manufacturing and engineering, helping encourage other young women to come into the engineering profession.

What do you hope the future holds for you at British Steel?

I hope I'll be able to develop my skills and eventually become an engineer on site, just like my mentor.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I love baking and bringing my cakes in for my colleagues!

What advice would you give to other people considering a career at British Steel?

Come and join an amazing team of people to work with, you won't regret it!