Master Builders Electrical Apprentice Awards

Apprentice of the Year: ‘Women can do anything’

ComSpark apprentice, Jessica Camplin, took out the top award for Most Outstanding Female Apprentice of the year at the State Master Builder’s Awards.

Nominated for two awards at the gala which was held at the Perth Convention Centre, Jessica was a finalist in two categories, 2015 Apprentice of the Year and 2015 Most Outstanding Female Apprentice.

As the only electrical apprentice to be selected, Jessica was a standout amongst the other finalists for her exceptional knowledge and skills, hard work, and great working attitude.

Ms Camplin scooped the award, demonstrating that hard work and following your dreams pays. “I decided to follow an electrical apprenticeship, because I wanted a challenge with my career, I love working outdoors, and I knew it could lead to many career opportunities. My most memorable job was working at the airport, ​which was long term contract with a lot of different elements and​ ​great team environment with the ComSpark crew.  Every week I would make chocolate muffins and bring them to work for the boys to eat”.

Female tradies are not only on the increase but they are gaining high feedback scores on the quality and commitment to their work.

According to an ABS survey of Education and Work, in 2005 for every six males one female was employed as a trade apprentice. And by 2011, census data revealed the rates of women in trades had increased with 1432 female electricians, 676 female carpenters, 931 female motor mechanics and 638 female plumbers employed across Australia.