It takes the right person with the right attitude to succeed in the trades. Someone with grit, determination and endurance. These are the kinds of strengths that women have and that the industry needs. 

Get a strong start

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build the door. To help, we’re running BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Nights to introduce women who want to get into the trades, to local employers, who are all about the right attitude apprentice.

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The strengths of the trades

If you’re changing career or returning to work as a mum, building and construction is a career that’s mentally stimulating, financially rewarding and flexible for raising a family.

Stories

See stories near you:

  • Sofie's story

    Sofie always knew she’d do something different. Now she gets to mix it up, outside of work

  • Victoria’s story

    Victoria feels she can do anything. Maybe that’s because she can.

  • Martin's story

    Martin puts his employees’ families first, which seems to be why his company’s thriving.

  • Steph's story

    Steph never dreamed she’d employ this many people. But there’s a reason she keeps growing.

  • Jake's story

    Jake’s a walk-the-walk type of boss, when it comes to hiring women.

  • Keith's story

    Keith says the key is finding good attitude people. He’s found that with Chloe.

  • Greg's story

    Greg and Matt have been employing women for over 15 years, for good reason.

  • Holly's story

    Holly’s painting homes, and a pretty awesome picture of her life.

  • Rachel's story

    Rachel reckons it takes a certain strength of will to be in the trades.

  • Chloe’s story

    Carpentry is Chloe to a T. But she’s had to be strong to stand up for it.

  • Mike's story

    Rachel and Mike Thurston own RMT Builders. But the impact they make isn’t only on clients.

  • Chelsea’s story

    Chelsea’s a can-do sort of person. And wants every other woman to realise they can too.

Stuff you need to know as an employer

So you're interested in Employing females. Here's the stuff you’ll need to know.

Big shout out to our local firms supporting women in the trades