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The Women in Apprenticeships Awards are back and even bigger in 2024

Women in Apprenticeship's winner standing in front of a work car.

About the Award

Bunnings Trade, together with the National Association of Women in Construction, want to recognise and reward 10 women in an apprenticeship with a financial and professional kick start to their careers.

Our 2023 winners

Tasharn from Lake Haven - Carpentry

Tasharn Smith is a 16-year-old proud Aboriginal woman and our extremely valued 1st year apprentice. Working within the commercial sector, Tasharn is passionate about building, so much so, that before gaining her apprenticeship, she was working with local builders for free to gain knowledge and expertise in the trade. So far, Tasharn has worked on a major commercial club refurbishment , as well as many café, restaurant and civil projects that she has completed safely and successfully while always showing impeccable workmanship.
Lake Haven's Women in Apprenticeships winner.

Women in Apprenticeships 2024

Entry details

Tell us in 200 words or less why you are passionate about your trade, or an Apprentice you know is, and how this Award would help.

Winners receive

Apprentice wins:

  • $5,000 in Bunnings Gift Cards
  • NAWIC Mentorship
  • $1,500 Hard Yakka gift voucher
  • $1,000 AEG Kit
  • $1,000 Kincrome product pack
  • $1,000 Irwin product pack,
  • $500 Full Boar product pack
  • $230 Johnson product pack
  • $175 NWS product pack
  • $100 Vaughan product pack
Employer wins:
  • $1,000 in Bunnings Gift Cards
  • $500 Hard Yakka product pack

Trade quality products supplied by

AEG
Kincrome
Irwin
Full Boar
NWS
Vaughan
ToughBuilt
Hard Yakka
Johnson

Judging Panel and criteria:

Submissions were judged by a panel of Bunnings Team Members, NAWIC members as well as industry influencers: 

Beth Builds Penny Bunnings team member. Toby Bunnings team member. Gen Bunnings team member. Rod Bunnings team member. Bunnings team member. Lauren Fahey
Beth Moresi Penny Gray Toby Lawrance Gen Elliot Rod Caust Colleen Starrick Lauren Fahey
Qualified Builder Head of Trade Solutions Head of
Organisation Solutions
Director of Marketing Data and Analytics General Manager
Commercial
Head of Diversity and
Inclusion
General Manager
Industry Influencer Bunnings Trade Bunnings Trade Bunnings Bunnings Trade Bunnings NAWIC

Submissions were judged on the following criteria:

You tell us why:

  • You, or an apprentice you know, is passionate about their trade (including any projects you’ve done) and what made you choose it.
  • You, or an apprentice you know, aspires to become a standout in their field.
  • How the support pack would help kickstart your career.

Learn more about NAWIC

The National Association of Women in Construction is an Australian not-for-profit organisation advocating for change and striving to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential.
13 trade ladies sitting in front of a garage door

Frequently asked questions

Women, aged 16 or over in Aus, currently in an apprenticeship or those who have graduated within the last 12 months.

You do not need to be a PowerPass member to nominate yourself or an apprentice you know.

However, to claim the support pack, winners will need to be signed up to PowerPass.

Entries open on Monday 6th March and close on Sunday 2nd April.
Winners will be notified via phone or email.
Women are underrepresented in the trades & construction industry, making up only 3% of trade people. This award aims to support women in the early stages of their career and help them complete their apprenticeships. Men are unable to nominate themselves for this award but can nominate a woman they know.

Terms and conditions

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