GWHV connects trainee to bright future

Kirste Floyd Energy, News

A visit to a Girls With Hi-Vis event in 2023 opened up a whole new world for then 16-year-old Sofie McCormick. Sofie attended a Canterbury GWHV event hosted by infrastructure services company Ventia while still a student at local Ellesmere College. With her interest piqued in an infrastructure trade career, Sofie then landed an introduction to a possible apprenticeship with …

Brodie Henry is crushing it thanks to Girls with Hi-Vis®

Francesca Emms Civil, News

Attending a Girls with Hi-Vis event in 2022 set Brodie Henry on her career path. Since January Brodie has been with Downer Gisborne full-time, working on the crusher at Waerenga-o-kauri Quarry breaking down material into gravel that will be used on work sites around the region, including those damaged in Cyclone Gabrielle.

Female students turn their hand to infrastructure jobs

Francesca Emms News

This month’s series of Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) events aims to attract young women to the industry and will see close to 800 students from 80 schools – including 35 schools involved for the first time – experiencing what the infrastructure industry has to offer as a career.

New Zealand’s booming infrastructure industry opens up career opportunities for women

Prue Feely News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

To keep New Zealand moving roads need replacing, leaky water pipes upgrading, power lines maintaining and faster broadband technology installing – and the skills required to deliver the future face of infrastructure continues to grow. Connexis Chief Executive Kaarin Gaukrodger says, “New Zealand’s infrastructure industry is booming with an estimated 44,000 additional workers needed over the next five years. This …

PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-Vis® opens doors to 350 potential new staff

benstevens Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Pictured: Attendees at the Meridian Energy Girls with Hi-Vis® event in Wellington Wellington 3 July 2018:  More than 350 women throughout the country took the opportunity to experience the Infrastructure Industry ‘hands on’ in June. The annual Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) initiative saw companies in the Civil, Energy, Telecommunication and 3Waters industries open their doors for a day, specifically to …

PRESS RELEASE: Chance Conversation Leads to New Career

benstevens Energy, eNews, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Pictured: Attendees at Mercury Energy event entering the Karapiro Power Station This time last year Mikaela Addy didn’t know what to do next. Her BSc in maths and earth science at Waikato University was nearly complete, and she had no idea where it would take her. A chance discussion with her flatmate led to a job she’d never considered, in …

PRESS RELEASE: Fulton Hogan opens its doors to Canterbury students

benstevens Civil Trades, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

22 June 2018:  An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a ‘hands on’ day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch this week – and it’s inspired the young women for a career in the Infrastructure Industry. Thirty-four students took the opportunity to explore wide aspects of Fulton Hogan’s operations – from surfacing to safety management to signs and graphics.  The open …

PRESS RELEASE: Attracting more women to the Infrastructure Industry

benstevens Energy, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Girls with Hi-Vis® – attracting more women to the Infrastructure Industry 15 June 2018: Contact Energy’s Clyde Dam opened its doors yesterday for women to explore a career in the Infrastructure Industry. Forty-five women took the opportunity to tour the dam and take part in some ‘hands on activities’ in a bid to entice them to seek a new career path. …