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NAWIC launches Women in Apprenticeships Awards 2024

NAWIC is excited to be opening awards for female tradies for a second year in a row.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has teamed up with Bunnings Trade for the second year in a row to create opportunities for women in trades through the Women in Apprenticeships Awards.

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The awards aim to actively support and empower women starting their trade careers, providing assistance that extends beyond just tools. NAWIC and Bunnings Trade are dedicated to breaking these barriers and striving for a gender-balanced workforce.

With over 1,700 applicants in 2023, we are anticipating this years awards to be bigger than ever before!
For apprentices this award is huge, offering a range of rewards that can help them grow in their career:

  • $5,000 worth of Bunnings Gift Cards NAWIC Mentorship  
  • $1,500 Hard Yakka Gift Voucher 
  • $1,000 AEG Kit
  • $1,000 Kincrome Product Pack
  • $1,000 Irwin Product Pack 
  • $500 Full Boar Product Pack
  • $230 Johnson Product Pack  
  • $175 NWS Product Pack
  • $100 Vaughan Product Pack

Employers who support these apprentices also receive recognition: 

  • $1000 worth of Bunnings Gift Cards 
  • $500 Hard Yakka Product Pack

Room to grow

Even though the construction industry is the third-largest contributor to Australia’s economy, only 3 per cent of women work on the tools. Amidst a growing shortage of skilled labour workers, providing opportunities to women not only improves the construction sector, but also helps address the broader national challenge of meeting labour demands. Hiring female apprentices to join your team isn’t just about fairness – it’s also an opportunity to improve the diversity and strength of your workplace.

By choosing to mentor and hire women in trade roles you’re not only contributing positively to the industry but also bringing in fresh perspectives, innovation, problem solving skills and a collaborative spirit to your team. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation advocating for change and striving to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. We offer mentorship, events and awards aimed at advancing women and providing equitable opportunities for our members, and all women.

You can keep up with NAWIC through The Leaky Pipeline Podcast -a podcast for the change makers, across our social media platforms @nawicau and at our website. Bunnings Trade is a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. It serves the trade industry through a network of more than 350 locations including trade centres that save you time and money with: • 

  • The widest range of products for electrical, plumbing, landscaping and building jobs – just to name a few 
  • Trade Centre locations in every state and territory
  • Rapid estimating and quoting services from an experienced, knowledgeable local team
  • Frame and trusses, manufactured with world leading technology Delivery to your site, on time and in full 
  • End-to-end export services, including freight logistics services as needed.
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