School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs) are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set students up for a career whilst completing the HSC.
Roberts Co is proud to partner with NSW Government on their SBAT program through the Women in Construction Program.
We recently caught up with Holli Rodziewicz who started her apprenticeship last February at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Redevelopment, helping construct the new Paediatric Services Building.
Holli discussed some of the benefits of the construction industry and how her apprenticeship is creating a pathway for her future, and emphasised how simple it is to apply.
“My school was very helpful. They put me in touch with My Gateway and then My Gateway introduced me to the team at Roberts Co.”
When asked why women should explore a career in construction, Holli reflected on how much she had already learned about not only carpentry, but also herself.
“I’ve learnt I’m a lot stronger than I thought and many other women are stronger than they think. I feel like construction gives you the ability and confidence to explore that further.”
For more information on SBATs, please head to education.nsw.gov.au.