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Molly Folan, thrives on her journey to become fully trained electrical engineer

Apprenticeships at Interserve
2nd September 2019

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Molly Folan, thrives on her journey to become fully trained electrical engineer

Molly Folan, 25, an electrical engineering apprentice with Interserve Group Limited recently attended a reception at Westminster College to celebrate the role of women in the construction industry.


Organised by Women Into Construction, supported by Interserve Engineering Services - Molly’s employer – the event brought together women from across the industry to celebrate their contribution to the UK construction sector.

Women Into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in the construction industry providing bespoke support to women wishing to work in the sector.

Molly has always wanted to be an electrician. She says: “I have always had a passion for electrics and how things work so after seeing an apprenticeship opportunity in my local newspaper. I arranged to meet with the local construction college and explained that I was keen to work in the electrical industry.

“They gave me a list of different apprenticeships that were available. The first one was for a quantity surveyor role, but I expressed my interest for the electrical side of the industry and when they told me there was an Electrical Design Engineering Apprenticeship available at Interserve, I was ecstatic.”

Molly, who works in Interserve Engineering Services’ London and South East England regional division, has thrived since she began her journey to become a fully-trained engineer. “I love all the different projects we get to work on at Interserve, as some are beautiful old buildings that need some repairs, and others and starting from scratch. I really enjoy seeing the project progress especially the ones that start as nothing to the finished building. There is a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.

"Hopefully, my experience shows what women can achieve in the construction sector and what a great opportunity an apprenticeship can be.”

Interserve, the international support services, construction and equipment services company, has more than 68,000 colleagues globally, with 39,000 employed in the UK. The organisation employs more than 700 apprentices and offers apprenticeships that range from entry level roles for those taking their first steps into a career through to higher level professional schemes available for colleagues to upskill and progress.

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