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Supporting Women in Trades

Supporting Women in Non-Traditional Industries

The Apprenticeship Community is dedicated to supporting females who want to work in non-traditional trades. Our aim is to help women fulfill these dreams and start their careers in what has predominantly been male dominated industries:

  • building and construction
  • diesel mechanics
  • engineering
  • agriculture
  • electrical
  • engineering
  • mining and more

Because having an increasingly diverse organisation encourages equality and, according to an updated Goldman Sachs report, it also benefits the Australian economy.

In fact female participation in the labour force has risen since 2009, narrowing the  gap  and boosting the Australian GDP by around 2%.

Yes, this is great progress, but there is still so much more we can do to increase the number of women building their careers in non-traditional industries.

What is a non-traditional trade or industry?

Industries that are considered male-dominated and non-traditional for women include (but are not limited to):

  • Electrical
  • Barbering
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Information Technology
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Marine
  • Engineering

How we can help!

The Apprenticeship Community has a dedicated Corporate Solutions team that operates with industry bodies and large employers, including:

  • Hastings Deering
  • Motor Association
  • Australian Meat Industry Council
  • Master Plumbers Association
  • Master Electricians Association
  • BHP and many others

These industry-leading employers are looking to improve diversity in their businesses, and one way they achieve this is by hiring more women.

The Apprenticeship Community supports them by providing interested apprentices and trainees with the backing they need to complete their qualifications and find ongoing career success.

Get in Touch!

If you’re interested in supporting women in trades in your business or are a female trail-blazer wanting to enter the trades, Contact Us today!

BUSY Sisters

BUSY Sisters is an Australian Government funded mentoring program for new female apprentices and trainees entering a non-traditional trade or industry. 

BUSY Sisters mentoring program is designed to support and guide you with your trade career via mentors who are experienced tradeswomen and who can provide unbiased advice and insights on how to best navigate this new career and overcome any of the challenges you may face.

The mentoring program runs over the course of 6 months and provides you with weekly support from experienced tradeswomen, along with access to a wealth of resources and information.

If you have just started an apprenticeship or traineeship in an industry that is traditionally male dominated, BUSY Sisters Mentoring Program can support your success!

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