On Site

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On Site

Hosts Jay Reeve and Brooke 'Sparky Girl' Thompson talk to everyone from apprentices to industry leaders about life in the trades and how they'd like to see the sector evolve in the future. Brought to you by Trade Jobs NZ and The Spinoff Podcast Network.

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Looking ahead

Looking ahead

What will the trades industry look like in the future, and will trades careers stay resilient as the industry grows and changes? In the final episode of this first season, we put these questions and more to Philip Aldridge and Robbie Paul of Waihanga Ara Rau.
Filling the trades funnel

Filling the trades funnel

As the local construction sector continues to see steep and rapid growth, the need for skilled workers has never been greater. But what is being done to ensure we’ve got enough young people picking up the tools?
Mental health in the trades

Mental health in the trades

The construction industry is overrepresented in the country’s suicide stats, but why? And what can be done about it? For the third episode of On Site Jay and Brooke are joined by Raman Lee from Mates In Construction for a very big, very important kōrero around mental health.
Women in the trades

Women in the trades

Jay and Brooke are joined by Amanda Williams, principal advisor for women at BCITO, and Genevieve Black, a builder from Tāmaki Makaurau. Together they talk about women in the trades – what the industry offers, where there’s still work to do and how we can get more wāhine on the tools.
The truth about being a tradie

The truth about being a tradie

Jay talks to Brooke about her journey to the trades, where it’s taken her so far and why she’s so excited about the future. Then they welcome Lauren and Cam from the Trade Jobs NZ for a quick chat about what they’re seeing out there in the jobs market – and what the industry needs a bit more of.
Introducing On Site

Introducing On Site

Introducing On Site, a new trades-focused series brought to you by Trade Jobs NZ in partnership with The Spinoff Podcast Network. Hosted by Jay Reeve and Brooke Thompson, On Site talks to everyone from apprentices to industry leaders about life in the trades and how they’d like to see the sector evolve in the future.