Gaelle a Heavy Diesel Fitter


Gaelle’s career began in the French wine industry. Moving to Australia Gaelle decided she would like to pursue something different. Unsure of her career direction Gaelle chased the mining boom and began as a cleaner on the mine sites. This is how Gaelle discovered her passion for mechanics and was inspired to begin a heavy diesel apprenticeship. Gaelle is now a successful Heavy Diesel Fitter, A mentee of WIMWA, A Human Book, and a member of TradeUp Australia. She never stops learning and is an inspiration to anyone considering a career change.
.32sec Introduction
.58min How Gaelle became a heavy diesel fitter
1.06min The difference between a heavy diesel fitter and the maintenance Gaelle is currently doing.
2.26min How Gaelle got into her apprenticeship
5.13min The Australian wine country Gaelle worked in
6.26min Why was getting into the mining industry so easy for Gaelle
9.04min Difficulties of a mature age apprenticeship
10.03min The opportunities in mining
12.13min WIMWA what it is
12.53min Advice for listeners considering jumping on a plane to pursue a mining career
15.22min Being the only woman in the workshop
17.18min support from family and friends
20.33min Gaelle’s inspiration
22.09 TradeUp Australia
22.51 The Human Library

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