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Faye Banks Electrical Transmission Engineer

It’s a myth that apprenticeships won’t get you far – Faye’s introduced her to new and exciting opportunities.

Don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you that an apprenticeship won’t get you far in life – listen to Faye instead! Her apprenticeship gave her the opportunity to earn while she learned, and now, in a senior management position at the National Grid, her future is far from gloomy. In fact, Faye’s lighting up the whole nation…

Faye Banks took an apprenticeship in electrical engineering, and rewrote the rules for apprenticeships in the process!

‘Born To Engineer – Faye Banks’ is the ninth film produced for the ERA Foundation, in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET), as part of a campaign aimed at attracting young people into education and careers in engineering


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It does not matter what your interests and passions are, from sport to healthcare – there is an exciting and rewarding role for you in Engineering.

These videos have been produced by creative video producers duckrabbit, under the sponsorship of the ERA Foundation, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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