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Women in the trade

Women are making their mark in the electrical industry.

It's great to see more women entering into the electrical wholesaling industry and Middy's are proud supporters of promoting our industry as a positive space for women to grow their careers.

Middy’s have a dynamic female presence at many of our branches, and as trends evolve we are seeing more female apprentices coming through the TAFE system and strong support for women in the electrical industry in general. Years ago choosing a trade was not seen as a preferable option for a young woman leaving school, but now more women are choosing to pursue a trade such as electrical, plumbing or building to grow an exciting and rewarding career.

Middy’s Albury (Lavington) NSW, Middy’s Deniliquin NSW, Middy’s Geelong North VIC, Middy’s Salisbury North SA, Middy’s Virginia QLD and Middy's Welshpool WA branches all have women branch managers.

Middy’s also boast female branch support and sales staff at Middy’s Airport West, Bendigo North, Braeside, Cheltenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, Geelong, Grovedale, Heidelberg, Laverton, Melbourne, Mildura, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Ravenhall, Traralgon and Williamstown in VIC, Middy’s Wagga Wagga in NSW, Middy's Meadowbrook in QLD, Middy's Hobart and Hobart Eastern Shore (Mornington) in TAS, Middy’s Wangara and Welshpool in WA and Middy's Coolalinga, Darwin and Palmerston in NT.

Pop in to one of these branches and say hello to the women of Middy's.

In addition, our national association NECA is currently undertaking research for the Federal government to attract more women into the electrical industry.

NECA have found that more encouragement is still needed particularly around presenting the electrical trades as a viable career option for female school leavers. NECA identified influencers such as mothers and teachers as key to promoting doing a trade as equally rewarding as going to university for many students. NECA welcomes your input, for more information visit: neca.asn.au

This article was originally featured in our quarterly Middy's MAG #27 Sep - Nov ‘19 Edition. Read Latest Issue