North East Contractor Appoints its First Female Roofing Apprentice

A NORTH EAST ROOFING contractor is adding to its growing team by appointing its first female roofer.

Hanna Weaver, 22 from Middlesbrough is one of two apprentices to join the team at Billingham-based company, Innovation Roofing.

Hanna will work alongside experienced roofing team leaders to gain hands-on experience, and study for a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations over three years with Newcastle College at the same time.

New roofing career

Hanna, whose father is already in the industry, has always had an interest in roofing and seized the opportunity to take her first step via an online advert.

Hanna said, “It was clear from the beginning how welcoming Innovation Roofing would be and I am really enjoying my new career.”

Dean Goyns, Operations Director said, “Hanna has made an incredible start. Her progress since joining us has been outstanding and she is already an integral part of the team. Being able to take on apprentices and give them the opportunity to learn and experience work was something we were keen to do.”

This week Hanna has been getting to grips with laying Marley Eternit Rivendale Slates, on a 6-bedroom detached farmhouse. She has been refining her slate cutting and laying skills whilst on site, as well as taking responsibility for the site setup and site clean-up each day.

Double target

Innovation Roofing is looking forward to fulfilling its target to double in size over the next six months and intends to recruit two further roofing teams, including more apprentices.

Hanna and other apprentices joining the intake this year will continue their apprenticeships until 2022 when they finish their NVQ Level 2 qualifications.

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