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RNLI boatbuilder Janine Groves on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘I’m not scared to take on anything – it’s really quite empowering’

Episode 77 - Island Life: Janine Groves

Why working in the RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre has given Janine Groves the confidence to tackle any job. Apart from catching spiders.

When Janine Groves joined the RNLI at 19, she had no idea about what’s involved in building a boat. But she quickly learned the ropes, working her way up to Section Leader and now Production Support Manager on the Isle of Wight, where she leads the team who build, repair, and maintain our inshore fleet.

Hear Janine talk about how proud she feels to be part of an organisation that saves lives, and how her inspiring career as a woman in engineering has given her – and her daughters – the confidence to achieve (almost) anything they put their minds to.

Read about how inspirational women like Janine have helped save more lives in our book, To Save Every One, which explores the incredible ways the RNLI has evolved in its 200-year history.