Apprentice Wins Annual Award
In support of National Women in Engineering Day (2016 theme #RaisingProfiles) we are delighted to share the success of Lauren Gourley, awarded Apprentice of the Year 2016, Northern Ireland, by the Department for Education and Learning (DEL). More than 6,500 apprentices work in Northern Ireland.
At Schlumberger a defining aspect of our culture is the diversity of our workforce. It differentiates the way we work, our effectiveness as a team, our technology, and the expertise that we deliver to our customers. Achieving gender balance across all parts of our organisation is ongoing, and has been a focus for more than 25 years.
Apprenticeships offer a great start to a varied career in the technology sector. Lauren’s success is the result of her involvement in 5S projects; contributing to production; Continuous Improvement projects; and for becoming a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador to help build interest in technical careers among young female students.
One of four finalists, Lauren was interviewed by the judges who were also given a tour of our facilities. The judges noted Lauren’s dedication, mindset, and her ambition; they were also impressed by the Schlumberger Center and the high standards of operation they witnessed.
Lauren’s success was announced at an awards ceremony in Belfast. Schlumberger is delighted she has been recognised for her commitment and as a role model for other young women to pursue technical careers.
Lauren’s reaction on winning the award: “At first I was in disbelief! But I had never felt so proud of myself in my whole life. Also to see the reaction of those I work for was amazing. To be appreciated for doing so well in the industry was a feeling I can’t even explain. It was amazing.”
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Meet Lauren, Machine apprentice