Apprentice Emily powers her electrical skills

15 August, 2023

We feature apprentice Emily, an electrical apprentice with Goldwind, where she’s learning valuable skills to service and maintain the wind turbines at the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in regional Victoria. Emily is passionate about her apprenticeship journey, where she first started as a contractor at the farm early this year. ‘I knew university wasn’t for me, but it wasn’t until I met my partner Derek, and started helping him outside, that I realised it didn’t feel like work. So, I got a job at the wind farm and loved it!' She told us how 'as a woman, you only think you can do certain jobs, but if you have confidence in yourself and take a chance, nine times out of ten, you will be able to do it.' The timing of Emily’s apprenticeship means she may be eligible for the ‘New Energy Apprentice Support Payment’ (NEASP) for apprentices commencing in one of the 39 new occupations listed on the Priority List and identified as a clean energy occupation. This is a wonderful initiative for employers to take on apprentices in new energy occupations.