Marshalee Mitchell – Electrical Apprentice
Supporting a young son, Marshalee found it difficult to give up work to step into further training or an apprenticeship often associated with lower wages.
Haringey resident Marshalee Mitchell was helped into a work placement at a challenging time by Women into Construction (WiC), one of Building Pathways main delivery partners. Marshalee, after completing her studies in Electrotechnical Technology and working part-time in Sainsburys, found it difficult to give up work to step into further training or an apprenticeship often associated with lower wages. particularly as she supports her young son.
She was frustrated at being unable to secure an apprenticeship/NVQ despite an extended period of job applications. so WIC organised a 2-week work placement for Marshalee with Ardmore at their Hornsey Town Hall hotel and apartment development in North London. Here, Marshalee gained new insights into her future career, financially supported with PPE and travel expenses by WIC. WiC informed Marshalee about the opportunities available through working for an apprenticeship training agency (ATA), and brokered an introduction. The work placement and IAG enabled Marshalee to be more confident at interview.
On the 29th October 2019, Marshalee started her apprenticeship through the ATA K10 working with electrical contractor Rolec on the Fairview Homes White Hart Lane project. She is currently in the process of enrolling with CONEL college to complete her full Level 3 qualification.
We are always pleased when we can support local people on our sites. Marshalee impressed our electrical subcontractors at Hornsey with her speed of picking up new skills and her H&S awareness.
It was really helpful to have had the experience on site, as I can now use the skills that I learned at Ardmore with my new employer.
Haringey and Enfield form an amazing arena for construction, offering lots of great opportunities to learn a trade in all its facets. Really pleased for Marshalee to create legacy in her own borough.
We are delighted that Marshallee has found this opportunity, which has been created by the collaboration between Building Pathways and Women in Construction
Employer – Ardmore
30th Sept until 11th Oct 2019
Hornsey Town Hall
Funded by Building Pathways – ETHOS
2-week work placement at Ardmore; and WIC job brokerage for Marshalee leading to an apprenticeship at Level 3 with K10
Marshalee is able to complete her electrical installation education at Level 3 and support her family