Paving the way for female engineers in the workplace

Paving the way for female engineers in the workplace

Machining company, Morgan Engineering has tackled the lack of female representation in the engineering sector head on and committed to leading the way in their industry for gender diversity in the workplace.

They are working to break the stigma by actively providing women with the opportunity to gain practical experience in engineering whilst gaining their trade certificate through RTO Gimbal Training.

The team is promoting and encouraging females to apply for their apprenticeship roles so they can gain real-world experience and build a passion for their subject area.

Within the past year, the company has hired two female apprentices who are both undertaking their Certificate III Engineering – Mechanical. Erin Burns was employed first in February of this year, with Kerrie Jackson following close behind.

General Manager, Jeremy Brett said that up until last year, the company had no female trade assistants, store persons, or apprentices. Which is what they want to put an end to.

“Since hiring two female trade assistants within the last year our company has been on an upward trajectory of growth and has been keeping diversity at the forefront of our minds,” Jeremy said.

“We’ve had internal conversations about the importance of diversity and acceptance in our cultural journey discussions. To align with our Cultural Commitment Charter, it was a natural decision to employ the best candidates for both value alignment and cultural fit.”

Erin Burns has been working for the company as an apprentice now for seven months and said she is thankful to find a business that not only supports but encourages diversity in the workplace.

“Working within the engineering industry is always something I’ve wanted to do but didn’t know how to go about it or if it was even possible. I was lucky enough that the available role at Morgan Engineering came up at the right time and I decided to go for it. They’ve been able to facilitate this opportunity for me which I’m so grateful for,” Erin said.

Kyle Herbert is the Supervisor for Erin and Kerrie and has thoroughly enjoyed supporting and working with them both.

“We want to attract the right people, retain the right people, and develop the right people and we also want to be pioneers for change within our industry. We’ve absolutely nailed it with both Erin and Kerrie. They were offered the job due to their merits, and they’ve done, and are continuing to do, an excellent job,” Kyle said.

All Certificate III Mechanical apprentices within Morgan Engineering can pursue Certificate IV CNC Programming which provides them with the required qualifications to further advance their career.


IMAGE | Apprentice at Morgan Engineering, Erin Burns.

Morgan Engineering

Morgan Engineering is a privately-owned, second-generation family company based in Singleton, with almost five decades of combined experience and an impressive, hard earned, reputation for delivering quality service and equipment.

Morgan Engineering lives up to its motto of “we make it happen”, delivering exceptional and reliable engineering solutions, using state of the art equipment.

Specialising in engineering design and drafting, line boring, large capacity CNC Machining, on-site machining and heavy fabrication, Morgan Engineering utilise modern techniques to stay well ahead of their competition.

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