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Plumb role wins Tamsin top accolade
2:50pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
NOT only has she thrived in a male-dominated industry, she has now been named apprentice of the year.
Tamsin Ralphs was determined to prove herself after being taken on as a plumbing and heating engineer for Normans Heating.
Now her hard work has paid off, as the 27-year-old from Brockenhurst in the New Forest beat dozens of others when she was recognised by Bournemouth and Poole College, where she still attends one day a week.
Tamsin, who has worked at the company for three years, said: “Being a female in this line of work has had its moments, and I usually get a look of surprise or even shock when I turn up first time at a house to do a job, but I’ve learned to cope with it.”
Company director David Staples, from Bransgore, said: “Tamsin is a hard-working and motivated member of staff.
"She really has defied the odds, proving that she has the knowledge and capability to excel. The accolade is richly deserved.”
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