Supporting Women in Trade

Charlotte BeveridgeApprenticeships, Careers, DiversityLeave a Comment

Jane Bone, NECA Education & Careers Electrical Apprentice placed with Nyrstar
Jane Bone, NECA Education & Careers
Electrical Apprentice placed with Nyrstar

When taking on an apprentice, it’s important that you get the right person for the job. The more people that have the opportunity and support to get into the trades, the better chance you have of finding that person.

As part of our commitment to the industries we work with, the team at NECA Education & Careers are encouraging more women to enter the trades.

In a recent article in the Sunday Tasmanian, Emily Baker reports that there are 555 Tasmanian women completing apprenticeships or traineeships in male-dominated trades.

Cordelia Nash, electrical apprentice with NECA Education & Careers and hosted to Tas Ports, was one of six female apprentices interviewed for the article, and mentioned that she was used to being the only woman on the job site.

“Once you get over feeling a little intimidated at the start, it’s just like anywhere else,” Cordelia said.

Cordelia is completing her apprenticeship studies at Tas TAFE, who said in reference to the article, “these women are all building successful careers across a range of trades.”

Having more women in trades is not only beneficial to the women themselves, but to the workplace overall. Findings from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency show that a diverse workplace encourages collaboration, creativity and a healthier industry.

Cordelia Nash, NECA Education & Careers Electrical Apprentice placed with Tas Ports
Cordelia Nash, NECA Education & Careers
Electrical Apprentice placed with Tas Ports

Male and female electrical apprentices at NECA Education & Careers often have many of the same motivations for entering the trade, such as wanting a career that’s hands-on with lots of variety, and following in the footsteps of family members.

NECA Education & Careers is committed to hiring more female apprentices and ensuring they have the support they need to flourish in their careers.

If you know a woman looking for the next step in her career, or are a job seeker yourself, get in touch with NECA Education & Careers today and see how we can help.

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