FAQ’s for Working in the Trades
There’s a lot of information out there and it can seem a bit overwhelming if you’ve only just started exploring a career in the trades. We’ve saved you some time and googling by gathering some links for some of the things we think you might want to know at this stage.
Your Questions Answered:
- Where can I see a list and some more information about all the construction and infrastructure jobs to consider?
- Is there an online tool to help me see which jobs might suit me best?
- Is there an online tool I can use to identify my transferable skills?
- Is there an online tool to create my CV from scratch?
- I can write my own CV. I just need a little help.
- Is there help available to get an apprenticeship?
- I’m still at school, is there any way I can experience what it’s like on a worksite?
- Are there trade events for women who are keen to learn more?
- Are there any Facebook groups to connect and network with women working in the trades?
- Are there scholarships or grants to cover the cost of training or tools?
- The government is currently providing vocational education and training without fees until December 2022 by providing grants to employers who take on apprentices.
- BCITO offers a range of scholarships as well as a tools grant.
- Feesfree.govt.nz has one year’s study or two year’s training fees-free for eligible students.
- Work and Income run the Mana for Mahi programme allowing you to earn while you learn and gain recognised qualifications.
- Ara Institute of Canterbury offers a Women in Trades Scholarship
- Tupu Aotearoa supports Pacific people to gain tools and skills that enable them to thrive.
Tools and Resources
TradeCareers Insights Research
TradeCareers’ pioneering Insights Research, reveals the barriers New Zealand women face when entering the building, construction and infrastructure industries.
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.