WISE Advisor Award: Tony Thompson

Tony recruits, develops and supports apprentices through their training programme in the property arm of a social housing organisation. He has played a leading role in developing pathways into construction for women through schools engagement, careers fairs and taster days. In five years the number of women apprentices in Incommunities has increased by almost 300%, and female apprentices have been recognised for the quality of their work.

This interview was filmed and edited by WORLDbytes volunteers for the WISE (Women in Science Technology & Engineering) 2014 Awards night and screened to an audience of over 500 including HRH the Princess Royal who presented the trophies. Filming was made possible thanks to support from Bloomberg. Full versions of all interviews have also been edited by volunteers & provided to WISE to feature on their website.