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TR Fastenings proud to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020

IWD 2020 is being celebrated across the world today, March 8th 2020 and TR is marking the occasion by sharing latest information on our female apprentices across our UK locations.

Our apprentices make a huge impact on TR, at all levels of the business. We are immensely proud of their achievements and commitment to the company.
We currently have four female apprentices:
  • Shani Coker – Administration Apprentice, Uckfield
  • Lydia Ball - HR Apprentice, Uckfield
  • Emily Cowens – Business Apprentice, North East
  • Emily Haigh – Warehouse Apprentice, North East
We are also proud to have five out of seven of our UK locations headed up by females!

Q&A with our Apprentices

Shani Coker, Uckfield

“The best part of my role is the variety of work I do here at TR, every day brings something different. I am looking forward to progressing within the company and to developing my skills further by learning new things. This is an exciting opportunity for me.”  
Click here to read more about Shani and her Apprenticeship at TR.

Emily Cowens, North East

"I love working at TR, I would say my greatest achievement is that I am the main point of contact for our kitting companies, which I am really proud of, as I have full control of checking what is going out to them on a weekly basis and what we are receiving back. Another achievement is that I have never had a sickness day in the full year and 7 months that I have worked here." 
Click here to read more about Emily and her Apprenticeship at TR.
Interested in finding out more about an Apprenticeship with TR? Visit our Careers pages.

Published 04.03.2020

Celebrating Women and Apprentices 2019 at TR Fastenings

Today (8th March 2019) is International Women’s Day. It also marks the end of National Apprenticeship week. So, as we are hugely proud of our female employees and our apprentices, we thought we’d have a double celebration today and share some great TR statistics about both!
  • Four of our current eight apprentices are female;
    • Lydia Ball – HR Apprentice, Uckfield
    • Amber Battye, Business Apprentice – H,S & E, North East
    • Emily Cowens, Business Apprentice, North East
    • Emily Haigh, Warehouse Apprentice – North East
  • Five of our seven location heads in the UK are female.
  • We have a pay gap of only 2.2% compared with an average figure of 21% in the manufacturing industry. Source: BBC
Lydia Ball, our HR apprentice in Uckfield, says:
“I wanted to leave school and get a job, but I still wanted to continue my education, so getting an apprenticeship was an ideal way to do both. TR Fastenings is an amazing company to work for and I really enjoy working here. My team is wonderful and I feel really safe, valued and looked after. I have already been trained on a range of areas which have given me my own responsibilities and enabled me to identify my strengths and I look forward to developing my career further at TR.”
Published 08.03.19
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