Breanna Szitarity – Plumbing
Certificate III in Plumbing
I have always wanted to do a trade but I never had the confidence or motivation to give it a go until I saw a couple of female tradies.
Breanna had spent her twenties working in the beauty therapy industry when she realised it wasn’t the right career path for her.
“I have always wanted to do a trade but never had the guts to do it. I bit the bullet and did a plumbing pre-apprenticeship and loved it from day one.”
At the end of 2014 Breanna became an apprentice plumber, she worked full-time and attended Box Hill Institute for one week a month, completing the Certificate III in Plumbing through the Master Plumber’s Association.
Breanna explained, “Plumbing is so multifaceted, it’s more than unclogging toilets. Plumbing could lead to many opportunities in hydraulic systems design, environmental services, estimating, and project management to name a few.”
When we asked her to give advice to those considering starting their careers in trades or plumbing she enthusiastically said “Give it a go! There is a lot of support from teachers, classmates and colleagues!”
Breanna’s outstanding work was recognised when she was nominated for Apprentice of the Year’ at the Victorian Training Awards in August 2018. Box Hill Institute is very proud of Breanna’s achievements and her goals. In the future, Breanna wants to run her own plumbing business while she continues to encourage more women to work in trades.