Kate Fisher - Production Manager, Solenis
How long have you worked in manufacturing
Over 20 years
Did any of you start as apprentices
I obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering and began in industry as process engineer. Solenis production managers have diverse backgrounds and many of us began as apprentices.
How important is it for you to speak to pupils, in particular, girls, about your experiences in manufacturing, and what do you hope your involvement will achieve this year?
Women role models speaking to girls has a significant impact on how they feel about the future. I had guidance when making my choices which helped me get to where I am today. Manufacturing offers a fabulous range of careers and I want to inspire others to achieve and to realise the possibilities open to them.