Essex air conditioning and refrigeration business, Delta T Services, has employed its first female engineering apprentice, Aimee Johnson, 29.
The Maldon-based business began 16 years ago and hopes it will encourage more women engineers into the industry. The ACR industry is often seen as a male-only business and Delta T wants to break down the barriers to female engineers being part of it.
Aimee is one of the first female air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) apprentices to be employed in the South East of England and has helped Delta T to solve a big challenge the firm experienced regularly.
Often, Delta T received out of hours calls to its leisure centre customers to service or repair their ACR systems. However, giving access to the female changing areas for the company's male engineers was a problem. Also, some residential customers feel more at ease with a female engineer helping them with their needs. Having a female engineer in the team overcomes these challenges.
Delta T is taking training seriously too. It started its own training academy. They are in 'the early stages of partnership' with the Colchester Institute and will offer an Air conditioning and Refrigeration apprenticeship.
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