Welling electrician grabs opportunistic ‘selfie’ with Boris Johnson

PUBLISHED: 11:05 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:05 25 February 2014

Sophie with mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Sophie with mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Electrician Sophie Bingham grabbed her chance for a “selfie” with the mayor of London during a visit to City Hall last week.

The Welling sparky was speaking to pupils at the Apprenticeships Career Fair when she swiftly snaffled a picture with Boris Johnson.

Hosted by Inspiring the Future, the event was attended by 200 students from across the capital as part of a national campaign to encourage young people to consider a wider range of careers.

Sophie spoke about her four-year experience as an electrical apprentice, and why she chose that path over further education.

She said: “It was great to be part of such a fantastic event and to open other young people’s eyes to the opportunities that apprenticeships afford. “My apprenticeship completely changed my life and gave me the skills and the confidence to do something practical, which I hope will eventually enable me to set up my own business.”

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