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Vikii Beal

Fleet Mechanic

Vikii Beal Fleet Mechanic

“I’ve always been practical”, says Vikii. “Always into fixing things and understanding how they work.”

What is particularly notable about speaking to Vikii that she doesn’t seem to feel that being a female fleet mechanic is unusual. “It’s a good job,” she says. “Yes it’s dirty and noisy, but I get involved, and the guys in the workshop just treat me as me.

“I’ve worked in different jobs: some were more male-dominated and some more women-dominated. I worked in clothes shop, which was lots of women. But this is more interesting than selling clothes!

“I joined YAS as on the apprentice scheme and I’ve stayed on. I’ve learned basic skills and, through day-release study, I’m now fully qualified.