Having served a four-year apprenticeship in Electrical Installation at Clydebank College, Pamela Duffy joins DTGen from West Dunbartonshire Council where she worked as a qualified electrician. She has been appointed as a Junior Service Engineer whilst she learns about the generator industry.
Pamela will be based in the workshop at the Glasgow HQ until the end of January while she trains-up in DTGen’s generator portfolio, before heading out on the road with some of our senior engineers to help support customers throughout the country.
In tandem with her role at DTGen, Pamela is currently furthering her studies with an HNC in Engineering.
Donna Blackhall, Head of HR and Admin at DTGen, said: “Increasing the number of women in engineering is economically the right thing to do. Evidence tells us that a diverse workforce increases profitability, productivity and creativity across industry.
“Pamela is ambitious and passionate about her job, and we are delighted to have her on board.”
According to Equate Scotland, which is funded by the Scottish Government, only 11% of engineers in Scotland are women. Despite making up 50% of the population, women make up only 15% of the UK construction sector and only 2% of manual trade workers. Not only is this a waste of talent and opportunity but it jeopardises Scotland’s chances to be at the forefront of innovation. To be globally competitive and relevant, Scotland needs a thriving STEM sector, and to achieve this, the sector needs to be diverse.