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Cummins and TWAL back ‘Young Gunnettes’ with new apprentice award


Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) is excited to announce a new industry prize, the ‘Young Gunnette Award’ to be sponsored by longtime supporter Cummins.

The award was announced at the 2024 apprentice intake at Cummins Scoresby on February 5, and both Cummins and TWAL were delighted that, at this largest intake of apprentices, 33 per cent were females.

The award will be offered to young women under the age of 30 and is one of the ways TWAL says it continues to promote, motivate, and encourage young females who are making strides early in their careers.

Entrants must be individuals who can display that they are contributing to the industry over and above paid employment/business.

TWAL said this can also include an individual who has demonstrated leadership on a matter relating to the industry and/or who has been involved in a significant initiative that has brought about positive change, or added value to the industry and/or has inspiring qualities as an advocate of the industry.

[L-R] TWAL chair Jacquelene Brotherton, Lora Miller, Cummins on-highway product manager Asia Pacific, and Kate Evans, Cummins training manager and apprentice program leader. Image: Geoff Crockett
“TWAL is delighted to offer this an award recognition of the amazing young women that we have joining our industry today and encourage others to see that trucking industry is a great career choice,” said chair Jacquelene Brotherton.

“We have some amazing young women within our industry and among our TWAL members and this is a chance to recognise one of them.”

Award nominations open on March 8 and close on April 12, with the inaugural winner announced at the TWAL ‘Living the Dream’ conference awards dinner on June 1 at the Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields.

The winning prize includes media and career confidence training, and a complimentary one year membership to TWAL.

To nominate, contact for an application form.

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