First Bus apprentice engineer proves age is just a number

First Bus apprentice engineer Danielle Curtis
After almost 20 years, First West Yorkshire apprentice engineer Danielle Curtis is enjoying a job she has always wanted

Aged 33, Danielle Curtis saw her last chance to secure her dream career in engineering. Two years on, she tells her story to promote inclusivity in the industry 
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. For 35-year-old First West Yorkshire apprentice engineer Danielle Curtis, an apprenticeship might not have been the preferred - or linear - route to her dream job.    

After almost 20 years of trying to enter the profession, she is now halfway through a four-year apprenticeship in mechanical and electrical engineering at First Bus’s Bramley, Leeds depot.  

Danielle says her interest . . .


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