TWO Alexandria women have been recruited by an aerospace and defence company to work on its project at HMNB Clyde.

Rachel Tolland and Roseanne Wardlaw have joined the team at Babcock International Group to support a variety of projects and business areas at HMNB Clyde, working to support the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet.

Electrical and electronic engineering graduate Rachel is one of the new recruits to the graduate programme at HMNB Clyde and is excited by the future.

Rachel said: “This is such an exciting time to be an engineer I’ve learned so much during my induction and cannot wait to contribute and build my career in such a unique sector as defence.”

New first year female apprentice Roseanne joined Clyde’s apprentice programme after completing a university degree.

Roseanne said: “After completing my degree I was keen to work but wasn’t able to find a job, so I started to reassess my options and applied for the apprenticeship.

“I was so happy to hear that I’d been selected and can continue to concentrate on the STEM subjects that I loved at school.”

“I’ve always been interested in STEM subjects and learned a lot at school - the next stage for me is to develop my theory and practical skills. The Babcock team at the assessment centre was really supportive. I’d encourage anyone thinking about a career in engineering to concentrate on the STEM subjects and consider an apprenticeship as a great way into the industry.”

Babcock’s Clyde’s managing director Kenny Douglas said: “I’m impressed by the standard of our intake each year, but I have been especially proud to welcome this group and to acknowledge the extra efforts that they have all put into securing a role at Babcock working within the current restrictions.”