Wales Transport Awards 2019: Winners Stories: Demi Woodham - Transport for Wales Rail

Demi Woodham from Transport for Wales Rail won the Apprentice of the Year Award at this years Wales Transport Awards, which was kindly sponsored by Cleartech Live. We caught up with her after her win to find out a bit more:

How did it feel to win an award at the Wales Transport Awards?

It was a great honour to win the Apprentice of the Year Award at Wales Transport Awards 2019. To even be shortlisted was a proud moment and a great achievement. 

How did you find the experience of the Awards night?

The evening was lovely! The venue was well decorated and set up was fantastic. There were opportunities to talk with other networks before and after the awards.

How do you strive to make a difference in the Welsh transport business market?

I hope to make a difference by being a recognised female within engineering and maintenance. I want to show other women that it’s a great pathway to take even if they are the first female in that position, they can open doors for other women. I also hope to inspire more school leavers to look into apprenticeships and the rail and transport industries. 

What are your goals for the next 12 months?

My goal is to finish my fourth and final year of my apprenticeship and continue to do the best that I can it my next stage. I hope to do a few recruitment Events as well, but after my exams. 

What one piece of advice would you give to those trying to break into the Welsh transport industry?

Although the transport industry comes under a lot of criticism it’s an amazing experience. People do realise the hard work you do. Apply for the role you want and do your best! 

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