Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards 2024
It is time to recognise and celebrate leading women in manufacturing and to shine a light on exceptional female apprentices in the Queensland manufacturing workforce.
We have asked manufacturing businesses in Queensland to nominate their outstanding female apprentices who show leadership and initiative on the workshop floor.
The state-wide competition recognises the valuable contribution of leading female apprentices working in Queensland manufacturing and aims to inspire other women and girls to consider a career in the industry or to step up as role models themselves.
Nominations for the Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards 2024 are now closed and nominations are being assessed. Finalists will be notified by December 2023, with successful apprentices invited into Stage 2.
Prizes to be awarded:
The awards will have two prize categories judged by an independent panel:
- Women in Manufacturing Leading Apprentice Award 2024 ($10,000),
- Women in Manufacturing Highly Commended Apprentice Award 2024 ($5,000), sponsored by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.
Prize money must be spent on items such as tools, uniforms, education or career development courses.
- Nominations opened – 25 September 2023.
- Nominations closed – 5pm AEST 15 November 2023.
- Finalists will be notified by December 2023, with successful apprentices invited into Stage 2.
- Stage 2 will include a follow up interview with the apprentice and the judging panel.
- All entrants contacted by February 2024.
- Winners announced in March 2024 at the Women in Manufacturing event in Brisbane to coincide with International Women’s Day 2024.
The Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards 2024 is proudly presented by the Queensland Government through the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and Manufacturing Skills Queensland.
What is a Queensland manufacturing business?
For the purposes of the WIM Apprentice Awards, a Queensland manufacturing business is:
- a Queensland-based business whose principal activity and majority annual turnover is derived from activities within the Manufacturing Division, as defined in Division C of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006, noting that the Manufacturing Division includes units mainly engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products (except agriculture and construction)
- is registered for GST and holds an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
What is an apprentice?
For the purposes of the WIM Apprentice Awards, an apprentice is a person who is:
- employed in a Queensland manufacturing business and whose role supports a manufacturing activity described in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) Division C, Manufacturing
- employed under an apprenticeship Training Contract that is registered with the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training in Queensland
- undertaking paid work as an apprentice under the relevant award or enterprise agreement leading to a trade or related occupation; and undertaking structured training with a registered training organisation in a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework and
- undertaking on the job training with a workplace supervisor.
Conditions of entry (PDF, 196.2KB). Note the Conditions of entry were amended on 12 October 2023 and are applicable to all nominations received from 25 September 2023.
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Last updated: 27 Nov 2023