In 2019, Liz Trewhella will officially be taking on the role of SheWorks Manager and is really looking forward to being able to connect more skilled, experience, work-ready women with paid job opportunities in organisations that align with Fitted for Works core values and mission.
Operating since 2014, SheWorks is a social enterprise wholly owned and operated by award-winning not-for-profit, Fitted for Work. SheWorks mission is to increase employment outcome rates for women experiencing disadvantage and build diverse, inclusive workplaces, while providing an independent revenue stream for Fitted for Work. We do this by connecting businesses looking to attract and retain quality female employees with our pool of work-ready women.
In September, with the support of the City of Parramatta Council Community Grant, we officially launched SheWorks in Parramatta. This will allow us to provide placement and post-placement support services, that link clients coming through our services directly with employers and real paid job opportunities. Special thanks to Hall Chadwick for hosting the amazing event!
In 2018 SheWorks place dozens of women in paid roles, including:
We partnered with John Holland and Optec to place four clients into Overhead Wiring Technician Apprenticeship roles.
The pilot program aims to encourage and employ female apprentices in the rail traction specialist area. This opportunity provides an excellent way of encouraging female representation in the industry. You can read more about it here.
Partnering with a collective of passionate women all working in the Salesforce space, SheWorks and the RedWolf Group worked together to shortlist Fitted for Work candidates for 3 Salesforce Administrator Roles within 3 companies (Tquila, Square Peg and Axcus) to begin in January 2019.
We placed one client in an administration role.
We ran a SheWorks work placement opportunity with VicRoads for the second year in a row. Six clients completed a two-week work experience placement across various parts of the organisation. The placement also included mentor matching with VicRoads senior staff members.