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.
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 industryLearn more about the jobs from our ultimit ambassadors here
Apply to co-host a Girls with Hi-Vis® event with Connexis in 2023
For any questions, please contact GWHV Event Manager, Hillary Riches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you will be chosen to co-host an event with Connexis. We will endeavor to let you know by the 13th March 2023 if you have been selected to co-host.