What employers need on their team
One thing we heard over and over again from the trades employers in our focus groups was, “You can teach skills but you can’t teach attitude.”
What you can expect to earn with a career in the trades
This year, roofing, plumbing, electricians, civil engineering, and quantity surveying made moneyhub.co.nz’s Top 20 list of jobs to get into.†
Four things you can expect when you hire a woman on your team
Based on feedback from the employers we spoke to, here are four things you can expect when you hire a female tradie:
You can’t teach attitude
“The trades are fast, exciting and challenging. If you have the people skills you can pick up the tools stuff.” – Grace, Project Manager.
Wāhine in the Trades
Māori make up 11% in the trades and there are even fewer Māori women. With multiple genders, ethnicities, and classes to consider, it can be a bit scary for us to make moves into the industry without knowing that it is safe.
By Morgana Watson, Iwi Liaison and Māori Engagement Lead
Flexibility at Work
Life gives us a lot to juggle. Flexible work arrangements can help you manage it all.
Let’s talk about dunny dignity and why it matters
“Just treat us the same as everyone else. Everyone is so busy, we are here to just get the job done. But please get a toilet for women on site!” – Holly
“Support women in pregnancy and parenthood and you will have one committed employee.”
Tools and Resources
Links to organisations, initiatives and training providers
There is so much great work going on in the Trades to support Women to start and continue successful.
TradeCareers Insights Research
TradeCareers’ pioneering Insights Research, reveals the barriers New Zealand women face when entering the building, construction and infrastructure industries.