Career with spark ignites passion for Girl Friday Allie
ALLIE Reece would not trade her job for anything.
The second-year electrical apprentice encourages other women not to give up just because it's a male-dominated industry.
Allie, 17, had spent two years looking for an apprenticeship and was close to giving up, with other people telling her she couldn't do it, when she landed a job with CBK Electrical - a position she attained by attending Gladstone Technical College.
Allie's happy to be able to prove the naysayers wrong and do a job she loves while working for a great boss.
"I don't think I'd work for anyone else," she said. "It challenges you, every day is different."
When she's not working, Allie plays Aussie rules for the BITS Saints and cares for the animals on her family's 56ha farm in Iveragh.
She spends most evenings training, with the hard work paying off last weekend when the BITS Saints defeated the Rockhampton Brothers women's AFL team the Sisters 76-nil.