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 industries, as well as other important trade sectors, can offer.

KEY DATES - 2024

By Monday 26 February 2024 - Connexis | Te Pūkenga will confirm co-host events.

Monday 4 March 2024 - All confirmed co-host events will open for school registrations.

Monday 1 April 2024 - School Registrations Close for May events.

Monday 29 April 2024 - School Registrations Close for June events.

For Schools

Signup to our schools mailing list to be notified when event registrations are open.

Schools signup here

Why attend?

Find out about the trades sector 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 the trade sector
  • not sure what to do after school or what career opportunities exist.

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. This trend can be found in the statistics of many other trade sectors. Let's change that!

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