Paige Carter - Fitter

"As a Fitter at A-Plant’s Stockton Powered Access service centre, I get the opportunity to learn my trade alongside some really experienced Fitters, as well as people my own age. I completed a three-year Plant Maintenance apprenticeship with A-Plant and in the final year of my apprenticeship I was the first female winner of a national award at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future awards. I then completed an ‘improver year’ where I received a great deal of support to get me used to working independently, after which I was offered a full-time position as a Powered Access Fitter."

“Initially I looked into a number of different apprenticeships across the construction industry and A-Plant stood out as it gave me the opportunity to learn about a range of engineering disciplines - mechanical, electrical, hydraulics and fabrication. My colleagues are absolutely lovely and if you offered me a job in a nice warm office, I wouldn’t take it. I love working in the workshop and I wouldn’t have it any other way."