When Amy Scone, 38, signed up for one of Bylor’s lifting apprenticeships she didn’t even know if she liked heights.
Now she can regularly be seen 40 metres above ground, getting in the 1,000 hours on the tower cranes she needs to get her ‘blue card’ qualification.
Amy, who lives locally, was previously cleaning the HPC Park and Ride sites. Looking for something “a little bit different” she got chatting to members of the Bylor lifting team during a recruitment drive at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre.
Now, six months into her 18-month apprenticeship, Amy has already progressed to her role as Relief Driver and does a couple of climbs a day up tower cranes on site. The next step is to operate her own!
“I’m happy because I’ve got skills that I’d never have got before. I can stand out from the crowd and I’m proud to say what I do. My husband works as Logistics Supervisor for Bylor. I say to the kids, ‘Daddy does the paperwork for the power station but Mummy’s building it!”