Amy Sirc

Trade – Carpentry/Bricklaying Previously working in hospitality management and in fashion design, Amy had a desire for something more challenging and found herself entering the trades¬† at 29. After being inspired by an article written about women who changed careers and entered into male dominated industries, carpentry was top of the list of things to…

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Trade: Carpentry Age you entered trade and how: 19, I did a pre-vo and then got an apprenticeship. What attracted you to your trade? I liked working with my hands and knew that office work wasn’t me. What challenges did you face? None at first. I loved doing my apprenticeship and I worked for a…

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Marcelle Bagu Trade – Carpentry Age you entered trade and how? 33 via an apprenticeship with Multiplex Constructions. I did a pre-apprenticeship course (Certificate 3 in Building and Construction – Framing and Formwork) at Box Hill TAFE and was offered an apprenticeship from Multiplex in the last 3 weeks of the course. What attracted you…

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Trade – Cabinetmaker Started woodwork in year 8 at school and fell in love with it. Started school based apprenticeship in year 11 at 15 and worked for just over a year before I got laid off due to decline in business. Started full time apprenticeship in Jan 2004 and qualified March 2007 as Cabinet…

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