Female sparkies overtake males in apprenticeship intake

Women are taking over the levers of power – at least in one company, quite literally – with 21 of the 28 new electrical apprentices and trainees at Ausgrid being female.

NSW government figures show the gap between women’s and men’s apprenticeship and traineeship completions has narrowed significantly in 20 years.

I looked at the career prospects in the electrical field and read in the next five years they expect five percent job growth and obviously everyone needs electricity. So that’s why I thought I want a good career opportunity. – Annika Van Lierop, Apprentice.

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