12 August, 2022
Alanah fixed on her dream
NOT afraid to be in the oil and grease with the “guys” in the workshop, FnqHub mechanic Alanah Bozsan is now officially a fully-qualified mechanic.
Starting out as just sweeping the floors and clearing bench spaces after school in 2018, Alanah had no clue how an engine worked but knew a career in mechanics was what she truly wanted.
“I didn’t know the first thing about cars, but I knew it is what I wanted to do, and I had a passion for it,” she said.
Taking up her apprenticeship in 2019, Alanah was anxious of what the future held for her but was determined to push through and become the best mechanic she could be.
“When I officially started as an apprentice, I was so scared of what the future would hold for me, and I was doing my best to prove that I could be the best I could be.
“Throughout the four years of being here, I gained a lot of confidence over time. There has a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where I am today.”
Throughout her time as an apprentice, Alanah was pestered and harassed by people saying she wouldn’t make it and that she would fail.
But she proved them wrong, and now proudly holds a trade certificate in her hand and a sense of pride in her heart.
As well as now being a fully qualified mechanic, Alanah has taken on the role of Head Mechanic for Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) engines, working on Rotax engines in SeaDoo and Can-Am.
“I absolutely love working on all different types of engines.
From vehicles, Can-Am and SeaDoo but I would say that BRP is my favourite franchise to work on,” she said.
Alanah encourages young women who want to join “male dominated” industries to give it a go and not to let doubts get in their way.
“Just do it. Be prepared to work your bum off to keep up with the boys and in the end, it’s so rewarding,” she said.
“I’m so happy to call FnqHub and everyone who works here my family, and they have all supported me so much throughout my apprenticeship and I really appreciate it.
“I have been lucky enough to work with a group of guys who have supported me all the way.
I also think I have been lucky that my workplace was welcoming from the start.”
Proud of her efforts, FnqHub owner Nik Page believes Alanah is an outstanding mechanic that will go above and beyond in her career.
“I am very proud of Alanah who is not afraid to get down and dirty in the oil and grease and mix it with the men,” he said.
“Alanah has earned her place at FnqHub from sweeping floors after school to taking on her role as our only female mechanic in the workshop.”