Tara Treherne - Ultimit Ambassador

“Just give it a go, take a chance, be ready to work hard, jump in and prove everyone wrong!” – Tara Treherne, Energy Supply Electrician

Prue Feely Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Operating a crane and driving a truck certainly weren’t skills that Connexis Ultimit Ambassador Tara Treherne ever imagined would be in her career repertoire, but they are. The Auckland based 30-year-old stepped outside the traditional career box for women to begin with by becoming a domestic electrician and now works for Electrix in energy supply where women are even more …

Alana – the woman who’s happiest perched on the top of a power pole at a Line Mechanic

benstevens Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Alana Welsh is happiest perched on the top of a power pole out in the fresh country air taking in the sweeping views across the Christchurch landscape and out to the peninsula. And it’s all in a day’s work for her. A trainee line mechanic with Christchurch’s Independent Lines Services Alana loves the physicality and outdoor setting the job offers. …

Laisa Pickering - Ultimit ambassador - Electrix

High Voltage Career – Laisa Pickering

Prue Feely Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

“Give it a go” is the advice to women considering a future in infrastructure from Connexis Ultimit Ambassador Laisa Pickering. A high-voltage live line mechanic at Electrix, Laisa says many of the barriers that make working in the industry difficult for women are more a perception than a reality. Confidence in your own abilities and skills, and not brute strength, …

Power Play – Angie Du Randt

Prue Feely Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

For Genesis Energy Mechanical Engineer Angie Du Randt, working in energy and infrastructure has opened the door to opportunities to live abroad and pursue a passion for mountain biking. As one of our new Connexis Ultimit Ambassadors, Angie shows that work enables play and that your personality defines your career and not the other way around. “Engineer by trade, cyclist …

Energy and Attitude – Danielle Forman

Prue Feely Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Not being constrained by “dude rules” frees you up to be who you want to be and to do your job better, says Connexis Ultimit Ambassador Danielle Forman, a Power Systems Technician at Electrix. Danielle, a new recruit to the Connexis Ultimit Ambassador programme, argues that in some ways it is easier being a female in this male, and often …

Encouraging more women into infrastructure with Genesis: Rebecca Larking’s story

Chloe Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Genesis Energy is currently working hard to put together the company’s 2018 GWHV event at Tokaanu Power Station in the central North Island. It’s the second year the company has participated in the GWHV programme, which aims to provide insight into the career opportunities for young women that lie in infrastructure industries. Opportunities they may not be aware of otherwise. …

Holly turns her love of engineering into a career with Meridian Energy

Chloe Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Holly Frewen is engineering herself a bright future. The 16-year-old Twizel Area School student now spends one day a week working with Meridian Energy’s mechanical team at Ohau as part of the Gateway programme, designed to attract and train new talent. She wishes it was more. “It’s so great, I’m really loving it. I wish I could be there more.” …