Meleisha Stuart’s Story

Meleisha set out to be a computer programmer – studying ‘A’ levels – but quickly became bored and unfulfilled. She attended an Open Day at a local college where one of the lecturers ‘sparked’ her interest in becoming an electrician.

She attended College for two years studying Electrical Installation to level 2 and whilst studying discovered JTL. After completing her level 2, she applied for an apprenticeship with Sita UK and her journey began. She completed her apprenticeship in two years and has now worked for Sita in Kirklees for six years in total.

“Going through the apprenticeship route and choosing this industry for my career simply made sense to me – I am so happy that I took the chances that came my way,” she says.

What would Meleisha say to a young girl who’s thinking about training as an apprentice: “Don’t be scared to give a trade a try – it may just be the most enjoyable job out there – be willing to think outside the ‘toolbox’!”