TIB605 Tammy Vos on Apprentices, Women In Trades and Changing Stereotypes
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Picture this: you’re a teenager, just beginning your apprenticeship in the family electrical business, looking forward to learning the ropes from your dad. Life seems pretty straightforward, right? But then, out of the blue, you discover that your dad is dealing with a serious illness that leaves him unable to work. That’s exactly the situation Tammy Vos found herself in – a curveball thrown into her plans, her apprenticeship, and her dreams of world travel.

Tammy, who’s 27 years old now, is the Managing Director and a Qualified Electrician at TTS Electrics. She began her trade career at 17, and due to a family crisis, she was thrust into running the family business.

But here’s where the story gets interesting. Tammy didn’t let adversity hold her back. Instead, she took the reins of her dad’s electrical business, completed her apprenticeship, and stepped into the role of General Manager. In just six short years, she accomplished all of this and more. Not only did she make her mark in the electrical industry, but she also runs her Instagram account, Sparkyvos, with a following of over 15,000. Through her Instagram, she shares her journey in the trade career, offers encouragement to young folks, especially the ladies in the trade, and addresses the important topic of mental health within the trade industry. Tammy’s journey is a testament to her unwavering determination and her knack for making the most out of any situation.

Tammy Vos is a shining example of a young woman who’s not just “getting it done” but doing so with a contagious positive attitude. Her story is an inspiration to anyone facing unexpected challenges in their career or life. She’s not only excelling in a traditionally male-dominated field but is also paving the way for other women in the trades.

In this podcast, we’ll take a closer look at Tammy’s journey, her experiences, and the valuable mentorship and support she offers to women pursuing careers in the trades.

If you’d like to know more about Tammy, you can connect with her through Instagram.

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Whether you’re a plumber, electrician, builder, motor mechanic, landscaper, tiler, glazier, painter, carpenter, concretor or any of the myriad of trades and contractors that keep the world running, this podcast has been produced with you in mind. Your hosts, Warrick ‘Waz’ Bidwell and Nicole ‘Nic’ Cox, were both born into tradie families and have first hand experience of the gut busting, money stress and pressures that trade businesses can place on their owners and their families! Nic and Waz strongly believe in the opportunity that exists for all tradie business owners to create a flexible, financially secure business for now and for their families’ future. Waz and Nic interview guests on a range of topics such as marketing, finance, human resources, legal issues, mindset, motivation, physical and mental health, industry updates and more! They love a laugh and a good story so tune in for a unique look at how to ‘get off the tools’ and break the cycle of financial hardship and stress to create the trade business you really wanted!

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