Successful Women in The Bricklaying Industry Prove to be Inspirational
A recent decision to provide an added financial incentive for bricklaying employers to take on female apprentices has focused our minds on some of the great women currently in our trade. As a result, we’ve collected and published just a few examples that reflect the wide diversity of experience and career development existing in the current crop of women in bricklaying.
Many readers of our blog may be surprised that there are many very successful women in the trade. Some women have come to the trade by following in the footsteps of their family, others new to bricklaying recognise it as an opportunity to pursue a career in construction that means working outdoors, committed to fitness and wellbeing, working with their hands, and they clearly recognise that it’s a trade that opens doors to much advancement.
Female Apprentice Bricklaying Video Testimonial
We’re very grateful to Tori Lea from Western Australia who spent time with us to create a video on her apprenticeship experience and how and why a bricklaying qualification became a reality. She’s quite clear about it: any female with the interest, talent and drive can do a bricklaying apprenticeship. You’ll see from the VIDEO it’s not about size and weight!
We also feature nine other inspiring women and provide a short background on their pathway to bricklaying with some suggestions for females considering the trade. It’s no surprise that the reasons why young women want to become a bricklayer are no different to what males are seeking. Bricklaying provides Freedom like no other trade – view our Top Ten Reasons why bricklaying could be for you.
We showcase women who run their own businesses like Renee Howie and Danealle Geddes. We have award winners for outstanding skills like Emma Burgess. There are trailblazers like Gemma Blakemore and Stacey Rimene who’ve worked hard and developed very successful construction careers from their start in this trade. There are many more HERE and more not able to be featured, who we know have completed or are benefiting from their bricklaying apprenticeship training.
Congratulations to all female bricklayers for not being trapped by society’s norms in relation to female career gender stereotypes and for having the courage to pursue your own goals. If you’re reading this and would like to know more about the apprenticeship, complete our Information Form at this website.