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New Zealand's infrastructure industry has a skills gap when it comes to upgrading roading networks, replacing leaky water pipes, maintaining power lines or installing faster broadband technology, to name a few. These jobs are in high-demand, can be a lot of fun, and provide varied career paths…for women just as much as men.

Girls with Hi-Vis® gives female students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, hear from inspirational women in the industry and learn what a career in the infrastructure's civil, energy, telco and water industries can offer.


THAT'S A WRAP on GWHV 2022

Thank you to all the companies who hosted a GWHV event in June 2022:
Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Fletcher Construction, John Fillmore Contracting Ltd, Geotechnics, Downer NZ, Citycare Water, Genesis Energy, Waiotahi Contractors, Civtec, Higgins, Meridian Energy, Nor West Contracting Ltd, Watercare Services Ltd, and CPB Contractors

Check out the 2022 highlights in the video below:

 

 

If you are interested in being involved in Girls with Hi-Vis 2023, send us an email> gwhv@connexis.org.nz





Why attend

Find out about infrastructure and the career opportunities that exist. You'll get to see what jobs look like, complete fun hands-on activities, listen to inspirational stories.

This is a great event for young women in high school who:

  • enjoy working with a great bunch of people
  • like practical hands-on work
  • like a variety of work
  • like making a positive impact in their community
  • may not know much about what infrastructure is
  • not sure what to do after school or what career opportunities exist

The days typically run from 9am -2pm and can include activities like:

  • Having a go on an excavator
  • Climbing a power-line pole
  • Water testing
  • Virtual Reality Traffic Management simulations
  • Exclusive power station, water treatment, and construction site tours

Why host a GWHV event?

Make a positive impact in your business and community by introducing female school students to what a career in your industry and company can offer.

Open the door to your entry-roles, internships, gateway programme or apprenticeship.

Why are we doing it?

GWHV is increasing the opportunities for more women in join the sector!

Females only account for about 6% of employees in the Infrastructure Industries in general – an incredibly low figure given females make up 50% of the population! This means that females are well under represented in the industry. Lets change that!

We believe in having the best people working on New Zealand’s infrastructure, irrespective of gender, and with our current skills shortage, the idea of infrastructure being a “male dominated” industry needs to change.

Some stories and advice from awesome women in the industry

  • Kat Kaiwai - Ultimit ambassador Women in Infrastructure
Learn more about the jobs from our ultimit ambassadors here