Cubitt's Granny Flats and Home Extensions is proud to introduce our new Site Ambassador, Madi Moriarty, known across the social ether as 'SydneyChippyChick'. Madi is a qualified carpenter and full-time employee at Cubitt's, who is now undertaking her builder's license. She has an inspiring story of perseverance and dedication to her craft, as she overcame societal norms and gender stereotypes to become a successful tradeswoman - and wants to help other women do the same.
Madi didn't set out to be a carpenter from the get-go. Social norms led her to believe 'women couldn't do that'. For four years, Madi believed this to be true and applied for various office positions and work she knew she wouldn't feel suited to. However, after seeing a female cabinet maker working at a furniture finishing factory, she began to question these stereotypes and decided to pursue a career in trades at the age of 19. Despite being rejected from over 60 apprentice positions, Madi persisted and eventually secured a two-week trial period at a cabinet making factory. Within five days, she was offered a full-time apprenticeship as a cabinet maker, and her trade journey began
Madi faced many challenges in her early years in the trade, including inappropriate behaviour and a lack of training. However, she persevered and eventually transferred to a carpentry apprenticeship. Inspired by other women in the trade, Madi now wants to encourage and mentor other women who are interested in pursuing a career in the trades.
In 2022, Madi joined Cubitt’s Granny Flats and Home Extensions as a qualified carpenter. After completing her apprenticeship, she wanted to gain more experience in home building and extensions. Madi had heard of Cubitt’s and sent in her resume, and we were thrilled to have her join our team. As well as her full time job - building homes for our clients - Madi has accepted the role of Site Ambassador.
As someone who is passionate about promoting women in trades, Madi will be instrumental in spearheading our mentoring program for women. She uses her expertise and experience to help women navigate the challenges that come with working in a male-dominated industry, and encourages them to pursue careers in trades. Her dedication and passion for the industry are truly inspiring, and we are lucky to have her on our team.
As Cubitt's Site Ambassador, Madi will be a content creator, filming her own work and that of other site team members. She will also act as a schools trade ambassador, attending trade fairs to promote carpentry apprenticeships to both male and female school leavers. Additionally, Madi will work on cross-promotional collaborations
Madi will also bring updates from the site, sharing behind-the-scenes details of how Cubitt's builds its granny flats and home extensions. She will actively promote women in trades, including Cubitt's Women's Apprenticeship Programme. If there's something specific that you would like Madi to take you through on the site, she encourages you to get in touch.
The Cubitt’s Female apprenticeship programme launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, the first role will be based out of our Sydney warehouse location in Emu Plains, and the first apprentice will work directly with Madi as they learn their trade. To apply, apprentices should send their CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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