Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

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Women in Trades

Are you a female interested in an apprenticeship or traineeship? CLICK HERE to visit the Women's landing page.

Are you an employer looking to recruit female apprentices or trainees? CLICK HERE to visit the Employers landing page.

AMWU supports female members and fights for:

  • Gender Equality
  • Diversity
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Access to education, including female apprenticeships
  • The right to a workplace that is free from discrimination and workplace violence.

The Project:

  • WOMEN'S NETWORKING FORUMS
    Increasing awareness of females in manufacturing trades.
  • TRY A TRADE DAY'S
    Practical trade-based activities will be provided by Bendigo Kangan Institute.
  • EMPLOYER VISITS
    Manufacturing employers will provide site visits.
  • CAREER EDUCATION SESSIONS
    Interactive group career education sessions.
  • CAREER COACHING
    One-on-one career development service.

AMWU's Mission:

Women are notably underrepresented in manufacturing trades such as automotive mechanics and electricians (3.5%), mechanical engineers (1%), panel beaters and vehicle body builders (3.4%). Having more women in the workplace has been shown to boost productivity levels, increase job satisfaction, increase employee retention and increase team building. People deserve a fair go in the workplace, regardless of gender. The AMWU wants to see more women on the tools. That's why we've partnered with Bendigo Kangan Institute to increase the representation of women in manufacturing trades.

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