Kerry brings the female touch to Grangemouth business

Balfour Beatty's Kerry Todd
Balfour Beatty's Kerry Todd

A construction firm is backing a bid to boost the number of women involved in engineering.

Balfour Beatty marked the recent National Women in Engineering Day by showcasing the great work women do in engineering across the country and encouraging more girls to consider engineering as a realistic career option.

The Grangemouth company, which is committed to increasing the number of women in its own workforce, pointed to one of its shining stars, technician Kerry Todd, as a perfect role model for aspiring female engineers.

Kerry completed a Balfour Beatty electrical engineering apprenticeship upon leaving school and was named apprentice of the year during her studies. She now has a key role in the turnaround team on a major petrochemical project in Grangemouth.

She said: “I was quite good at maths and physics at school, as well as having an interest in practical subjects like design and car maintenance, but engineering is a changing industry that covers so many different areas.

“There is something for everyone.”