Danielle Flynn, Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover
Being the only female degree apprentice in my year, I felt there was a need to encourage more females to experience STEM fields as they are typically underrepresented hence, I became the first STEM ambassador for JLR Halewood. From then on, I have dedicated my spare time to change the stereotype for good. From visiting schools and presenting to businesses to participating in live debates on the radio and public speaking with ITV and BBC.
Engineering opens so many pathways for life and it is important for me to inform children how the role is not only the ‘mechanic boy’ stereotype they may imagine. Coming from a working class background, I firmly believe that empowerment through education is the ultimate route out of social immobility. I feel unstoppable and determined to continue bettering the balance for women now and in the future.