Apprenticeships Victoria Campaigning to Attract More Women to the Plumbing Trade

Although plumbing remains one of the most sought after and reliable industries in Australia, women account for less than one per cent of the overall workforce.

The Plumbing Life Saver

According to the leading plumber Maitland-wide, The Plumbing Life Saver, there is currently a skills shortage in the industry and female plumbers represent a whole new stream of talent. In a bid to change women's attitudes towards plumbing as a profession, Apprenticeships Victoria and Master Plumbers launched a 'Women in Plumbing' program in late 2021, with backing from the Victorian Government. The aim of the two-year, $1.2 million campaign is to create better gender balance across the plumbing industry, encouraging higher participation rates for women.

The program features heavy promotion of plumbing career pathways for women through mentoring, networking and social events as well as paid Certificate II pre-apprenticeship opportunities and direct apprenticeships through Plumbing Apprenticeships Victoria and Master Plumbers' Group Training Organisation. 

As a male-dominated industry, it can be intimidating for women to join. The Plumbing Life Saver explains that careers in plumbing are secure and there is no room for the gender pay gap in a trade. As an established business, The Plumbing Life Saver says the emphasis on recruitment for them has always been about searching for the best people, whether they are male or female. 

The qualities needed to succeed in the industry include using initiative, not being afraid to ask questions, problem-solving skills and a willingness to give things a go, says The Plumbing Life Saver. Women can also bring a different dynamic with standout organisational and communication skills.

As a leading local business, The Plumbing Life Saver offers premium-quality workmanship and emergency services including fixing issues with hot water Maitland-wide. The team of certified plumbers is known for providing affordable and reliable services to the highest standards. From gas installation and general home plumbing and maintenance to fixing burst pipes and blocked drains Maitland-wide, The Plumbing Life Saver is on call 24/7 to assist with both minor and major plumbing issues.

To make a booking or get a quote, contact The Plumbing Life Saver or 0448 669 938.

Source: The Plumbing Life Saver