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Kerrie does it the hard way

Kerrie Falkiner, 22, decided a few years ago that she wanted to be an Electrician. She didn't do it the easy way, either.

Even though Kerrie had some good results under her belt, she struggled to find an employer in the Electrical sector to help her with her planned Apprenticeship. Eventually GN Electrical stepped up to the plate and Kerrie was enrolled on her three year Electrical Apprenticeship course with DCET Training.

Kerrie knew three years of hard work was coming up and even though she enjoyed the full support of GN Electrical and the DCET Training team she found it demanding. This is where Kerrie decided to make things even more difficult - in April 2009 Kerrie found out that she and her partner, Lewis, were expecting a baby. Undaunted Kerrie carried on working on site until she was seven months pregnant, and carried on studying with DCET two months after this. Kerrie was back to work and back in the classroom as fast as she could. Because of real effort on her part, she kept up with her work and passed her exams. Kerrie is now a Qualified well as a proud Mum.

Mike Lewis, the DCET Training Lecturer at their Redruth Centre, said, 'What a great achievement. Mind you, I was brushing up on my midwifery skills at the time. GN Electrical in Truro have always been great supporters of good training in the electrical sector.' 

George Northey of GN Electrical added, 'We have a good track record taking on female Apprentices. We have a reputation for high quality work and, indeed, quality is at the heart of everything we do as a business, and we've found the girls to be hard working and reliable. We always find them excellent. Kerrie is a shining example.'

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