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Celebrating our Women!

EPH Group is proud to have so many females not only across our National offices & sites, but also owning and driving trucks within our Subcontractor network.

This month it is particularly important to highlight the wonderful work women are doing in our industry with Women in Construction Week this week and International Women’s Day this Friday!

Women in Construction (March 3rd – 9th)

International Women’s Day (March 8th)

Both events aim to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. International Women’s day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

We are lucky enough to work with some incredible women and therefore want to take this time to interview and showcase the female faces earning, learning and leading in Civil Construction!

Christina Bailey

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
Two Years

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
Two years ago I decided I wanted to take a leap and become a small business owner within the Tipper Truck industry.
I have always considered myself to be hard working, ambitious and continuously raising the bar when it comes to achieving goals, facing challenges and proving that there are no limitations to wanting to build or earn your own success.
Starting up as a business owner took a lot of research, hard work, discipline, dedication and planning.

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
What I love most about working for myself is being able to emphasise and live culturally within my own branding as a professional leader within the construction industry, being able to lead from the front as a female and providing a workplace that is about their people.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
The most important piece of advice I have been given throughout my career would be Never give up and always say yes to opportunities.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
If I could give one piece of advice to young woman considering wanting to take a leap and owning a Tipper Truck business would be never take no for an answer, be consistent with your goal, never doubt your ability within the industry, never allow other people’s experiences or doubts weigh heavily on your journey, remind yourself that the only person who will get you to your desired goal is you, be patient, be kind to yourself and understand everything takes time.

Jane Burke

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
ESG SLH – ESG Site Supervisor and ESG State site caretaker – ESG Site Supervisor QLD

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
Being a part of the EPH Group has allowed me to break barriers and challenge stereotypes in the Civil Construction Industry. I am proud to work in an environment that values diversity and recognizes the unique perspectives that women bring to the table. Our team at EPH is a testament to the fact that diversity fosters innovation, and it is heartening to see the positive impact that women can make in this dynamic and crucial sector.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Adaptability and continuous learning are key; embrace change, stay curious, and invest in your professional development to thrive in your career.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
As we mark International Womens Day, let us celebrate the achievements of women across the globe, recognize the progress made, and continue to advocate for gender equality in every workplace. May our experiences inspire future generations of women to pursue their passions fearlessly and make their make in the Civil Construction Industry and beyond.
I am proud to be a part of the EPH Group, where gender is not a limitation but an asset, and where every individual regardless of gender, contributes to the success and growth of our organization.
I wholeheartedly encourage any young female to consider a career in the Civil Construction Industry. Embrace the opportunity to break barriers, contribute diverse perspectives, and shape the future of an industry that values innovation and inclusivity.

Happy International Womens Day!

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Jane Burke

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
ESG SLH – ESG Site Supervisor and ESG State site caretaker – ESG Site Supervisor QLD

3. What do you love most about working for job?
Being a part of the EPH Group has allowed me to break barriers and challenge stereotypes in the Civil Construction Industry. I am proud to work in an environment that values diversity and recognizes the unique perspectives that women bring to the table. Our team at EPH is a testament to the fact that diversity fosters innovation, and it is heartening to see the positive impact that women can make in this dynamic and crucial sector.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Adaptability and continuous learning are key; embrace change, stay curious, and invest in your professional development to thrive in your career.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
As we mark International Womens Day, let us celebrate the achievements of women across the globe, recognize the progress made, and continue to advocate for gender equality in every workplace. May our experiences inspire future generations of women to pursue their passions fearlessly and make their make in the Civil Construction Industry and beyond.
I am proud to be a part of the EPG Group, where gender is not a limitation but an asset, and where every individual regardless of gender, contributes to the success and growth of our organization.
I wholeheartedly encourage any young female to consider a career in the Civil Construction Industry. Embrace the opportunity to break barriers, contribute diverse perspectives, and shape the future of an industry that values innovation and inclusivity.

Happy International Womens Day!

Quyen Ha

Quyen Ha

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
Just over 1 Year

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
In February 2023. The decision for a career change for my partner has led let me to become a small business in the industry. So I decided I wanted to take a leap and become a small business owner within the Tipper Truck industry.

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
The Independence.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Nothing is ever as easy or as difficult as you think.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Be patient and it’s ok to make mistakes, but learn from them.

Tracy Dawson

1. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
9 Years and 8 Months

2. How long have you been working in Civil Construction?
 I started in Accounts in Vic when there was only 3 of us. I learnt the ESG Accounts and stepped up to that role when Ralph was on leave. EPH Qld started and I did all the accounts from the Vic office until they grew big enough to have their own Accounts Dept. I also looked after the GSG Accounts with AVS until they became Repurpose-IT and started their own Accounts Dept. Then Thom offered me the Vic Contracts Admin role, which I jumped at. After a while I had NSW to look after as well and then Qld and stepped up to Senior Contracts Admin with 3 staff, as Emily joined me as CA in the Vic office. When our CA in Qld left, I took the opportunity to move up to Qld and run the Qld Accounts Dept. as well as being Snr CA. After a few years I came back down to Vic and Emily succeeded me into the Snr CA role. I now work remotely from home as Administrative Support, I mainly look after Qld Accounts, training staff, I also admin the new ERP.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
I love being Admin Support, helping others and training them in the EPH way. I also love working from home.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Be persistent and stay persistent. Don’t get discouraged when things don’t go to plan. Work hard and pursue your dreams.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Get in and have a go, it’s can be a very diverse career, if you are willing to put in. Also we need all the women in the industry we can get.

Tracy Dawson

Tracy Dawson

1. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
9 Years and 8 Months

2. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
 I started in Accounts in Vic when there was only 3 of us. I learnt the ESG Accounts and stepped up to that role when Ralph was on leave. EPH Qld started and I did all the accounts from the Vic office until they grew big enough to have their own Accounts Dept. I also looked after the GSG Accounts with AVS until they became Repurpose-IT and started their own Accounts Dept. Then Thom offered me the Vic Contracts Admin role, which I jumped at. After a while I had NSW to look after as well and then Qld and stepped up to Senior Contracts Admin with 3 staff, as Emily joined me as CA in the Vic office. When our CA in Qld left, I took the opportunity to move up to Qld and run the Qld Accounts Dept. as well as being Snr CA. After a few years I came back down to Vic and Emily succeeded me into the Snr CA role. I now work remotely from home as Administrative Support, I mainly look after Qld Accounts, training staff, I also admin the new ERP.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
I love being Admin Support, helping others and training them in the EPH way. I also love working from home.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Be persistent and stay persistent. Don’t get discouraged when things don’t go to plan. Work hard and pursue your dreams.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Get in and have a go, it’s can be a very diverse career, if you are willing to put in. Also we need all the women in the industry we can get.

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Sharyn Bastow

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
20 years behind the scenes & 2 years behind the wheel!

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
I took a huge gamble in 2004 to co-purchase my first truck. I stayed behind the scenes looking after the admin side until a relationship breakdown in 2018. I bought out my partner’s share of the business , saw an opportunity a few months later so jumped in the deep end & doubled the size of the business.
Being a very hands on” type of person, 6 months later I climbed behind the wheel myself to experience the other side. I now drive a truck & dog fulltime & manage my office work after hours.

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
I guess it’s the sense of achievement & the adrenaline rush. It’s hard work & one never really switches off but being able to reach one’s goals is very satisfying. 

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Pay attention & don’t forget where you came from.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty & listen to those more experienced. Soak up as much experience you can get your hands on. Determination will get you there. 

Emily Foster

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years in May!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started at EPH as the Receptionist and was in that role for about a year and a half. Tracy who was the Senior Contracts Administrator at the time then approached me and asked if I wanted to help her and be the Contracts Admin for Victoria. I took that role and worked under Trace for a few years. Trace then decided to step back from the Senior role so I took over the Senior Contracts Admin role and have been doing it for about 2 years now.

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
I love the variety in my day, everyday is a new challenge and I enjoy the problem solving. I also love the EPH community, coming to work and knowing that you’ll have a good day based on the people you work with is a great feeling.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself and back yourself. Appreciate everyone’s role in the company and understand how what you do affects all other departments and respect that.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t be intimated, the industry is fun, fast paced and you can learn a lot. It’s also really cool to be able to see how your job changes the State’s landscape eg, seeing the level crossing removals, the Tunnels we build, roads etc

Emily Foster

Emily Foster

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years in May!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started at EPH as the Receptionist and was in that role for about a year and a half. Tracy who was the Senior Contracts Administrator at the time then approached me and asked if I wanted to help her and be the Contracts Admin for Victoria. I took that role and worked under Trace for a few years. Trace then decided to step back from the Senior role so I took over the Senior Contracts Admin role and have been doing it for about 2 years now.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
I love the variety in my day, everyday is a new challenge and I enjoy the problem solving. I also love the EPH community, coming to work and knowing that you’ll have a good day based on the people you work with is a great feeling.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself and back yourself. Appreciate everyone’s role in the company and understand how what you do affects all other departments and respect that.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t be intimated, the industry is fun, fast paced and you can learn a lot. It’s also really cool to be able to see how your job changes the State’s landscape eg, seeing the level crossing removals, the Tunnels we build, roads etc

Amy Lee

Amy Lee

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Nearly 3 years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Accounts Officer – Entering dockets, attending to operator queries via email or phone. Doing credits for clients.

Contracts Administrator – Invoicing the major project clients, checking dockets, attending to client queries via email or phone, monthly reporting, filing, making sure clients have paid on time.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
Working with Em!
The challenges the role presents such as the volume of dockets, etc. Resolving client queries.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
To trust in yourself more and to know which tasks to prioritise over others.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
To definitely take the step because it’s fulfilling and you do learn about things that you would never have known otherwise.

Ebony van Schaik

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Almost 4 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started as the Executive Assistant to our EPH National General Manger (Thom) and worked in this role for 2 years. The moved into Sales and Marketing Coordinator role (EPH) for approximately 1 year before recently becoming Group Media and Marketing Manager (EPH & ESG).

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
The versatility! I have so many different customer segments to market across the group (Subcontractors to Land Owners to Tier 1 Clients). It is so fun, I am constantly learning and everyday is different!

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Say yes, then figure out how!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Absolutely, do it!
It isn’t the most glamorous.. but it sure is addictive and a lot of fun! I will admit, the people you work with really make your workplace and the people at EPH are pretty special. I studied Fashion in Paris, now 10 years later I work in Material Supply / Disposal with big earthmoving gear. Be open to every opportunity, I wouldn’t change my path for the world!

Ebony van Schaik

Ebony van Schaik

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Almost 4 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started as the Executive Assistant to our EPH National General Manger (Thom) and worked in this role for 2 years. The moved into Sales and Marketing Coordinator role (EPH) for approximately 1 year before recently becoming Group Media and Marketing Manager (EPH & ESG).

3. What do you love most about working for job?
The versatility! I have so many different customer segments to market across the group (Subcontractors to Land Owners to Tier 1 Clients). It is so fun, I am constantly learning and everyday is different!

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Say yes, then figure out how!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Absolutely, do it!
It isn’t the most glamorous.. but it sure is addictive and a lot of fun! I will admit, the people you work with really make your workplace and the people at EPH are pretty special. I studied Fashion in Paris, now 10 years later I work in Material Supply / Disposal with big earthmoving gear. Be open to every opportunity, I wouldn’t change my path for the world!

Michelle

Michelle

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
11 Years

2. What made you choose to work as an operator?
Started a family business and decided that if the boys can do it then so can I

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
Every day is different and have met some now good friends.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
If your feeling anxious about a task, just stop! Think about it and if in doubt, ask somebody.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t be intimidated by the male dominancy, most people are really nice and helpful. You can do the job just as well as anybody else can . Don’t underestimate yourself.

Lee-Ann Phillips

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
10 months

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
My husband is a tradie and have looked after his businesses for the past 14 years. It was time though that I got back into the work force as I was mostly home to be available for my kids. I was appointed as the Office Administration in May 2023 as part time – in this new year (2024) I have had the opportunity to extend my hours and increase my role to that of Accounts Officer along with Administrative duties. Geez, clearly enjoying what I do huh!

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
I am learning so much, I think I am getting kick out of it! There are many different parts – I can’t pin point!

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
The docket number is your main piece of information – never go on the customer name or job number! lol!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Be a team player – we all need assistance from various people in the office that have a role to play to make the wheels turn and give the best service on earth!

Lee-Anne Phillips

Lee-Ann Phillips

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
10 months

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
My husband is a tradie and have looked after his businesses for the past 14 years. It was time though that I got back into the work force as I was mostly home to be available for my kids. I was appointed as the Office Administration in May 2023 as part time – in this new year (2024) I have had the opportunity to extend my hours and increase my role to that of Accounts Officer along with Administrative duties. Geez, clearly enjoying what I do huh!

3. What do you love most about working for job?
I am learning so much, I think I am getting kick out of it! There are many different parts – I can’t pin point!

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
The docket number is your main piece of information – never go on the customer name or job number! lol!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Be a team player – we all need assistance from various people in the office that have a role to play to make the wheels turn and give the best service on earth!

Sophia Pillirone

Sophia Pillirone

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
2 years

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
My husband has always, from a little kid, wanted to drive a “truck”. We took the leap the year we were getting married. Said it’s now or never to build our future for our family

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
Being in control & being able to grow and the speed we would like based off how hard we work.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Don’t fear the unknown. Enter with a clear mind and work smart to achieve the outcome

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
The sky isn’t the limit when there’s footprints on the moon. Prepare yourself, be organised and punctual and do it!

Aria Shelton

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Approx 3 years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I have been lucky enough to have worked in allocations and now in compliance for NSW & QLD.

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
Variety and constant internal & external challenges

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Take criticism or “feedback” for what it is: a gift given to you to make you better at what you do.
Don’t concern yourself with the person or the method of delivery.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Back yourself & give it a go! You never know if you don’t try what you might be missing out on, or what doors it may open for you. You never grow if you don’t go. 

Aria Shelton

Aria Shelton

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Approx 3 years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I have been lucky enough to have worked in allocations and now in compliance for NSW & QLD.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
Variety and constant internal & external challenges

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Take criticism or “feedback” for what it is: a gift given to you to make you better at what you do.
Don’t concern yourself with the person or the method of delivery.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Back yourself & give it a go! You never know if you don’t try what you might be missing out on, or what doors it may open for you. You never grow if you don’t go. 

Ange Johnson

Ange Johnson

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
About 5 years

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
About 9 years ago we started a hobby business that has grown into our thriving Small business. With my business understanding and passion to give anything a go, our timber hobby has grown to include trucks and construction sites.

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
I love the flexibility, control and abilities to grow however I like. 

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Always give everything a go once, no one else can control your future. Always ask questions, the answer no can open other more fruitful doors.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Just doing it, treat equipment and others with respect. Get your hands dirty and learn everything you can. (Change tyres, grease regularly and fix simple things)

Chloe Kay

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Just over 2 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started out at EPH as the receptionist in our Nunawading Office, completing daily tasks such as answering phones, scanning in dockets and attending to emails. I was in the role for a year and learnt a lot about the business and our employees. A role became available in the Human Resources Department a short time later, due to growth in the business and needing more hands on in the team. The role was an entry level role and one that I knew I could grow further in, and I could challenge myself and help my colleagues and the business grow. I am now one of three in the HR department, EPH strives on the promotion of internal employees and shows value in their employees. I put EPH at the heart of what I do, I love the initiative and drive we have to do better each and every day.

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
Being able to support, grow and encourage all employees/colleagues.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Step out of your comfort zone, try something new, you never know where it could take you. Never stop learning, challenge yourself a little bit every day!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t let the industry scare you!!! It is a great industry to work in and you will meet lots of great people and have so many opportunities as the industry never stops!

Chloe Kay

Chloe Kay

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Just over 2 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started out at EPH as the receptionist in our Nunawading Office, completing daily tasks such as answering phones, scanning in dockets and attending to emails. I was in the role for a year and learnt a lot about the business and our employees. A role became available in the Human Resources Department a short time later, due to growth in the business and needing more hands on in the team. The role was an entry level role and one that I knew I could grow further in, and I could challenge myself and help my colleagues and the business grow. I am now one of three in the HR department, EPH strives on the promotion of internal employees and shows value in their employees. I put EPH at the heart of what I do, I love the initiative and drive we have to do better each and every day.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
Being able to support, grow and encourage all employees/colleagues.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Step out of your comfort zone, try something new, you never know where it could take you. Never stop learning, challenge yourself a little bit every day!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t let the industry scare you!!! It is a great industry to work in and you will meet lots of great people and have so many opportunities as the industry never stops!

Faye Strahl

1. How long have you been working in the Industry?
5 years

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
About 5 years ago I was helping a friend in this industry , that is when I decided that this is something I can do for myself. I took a calculated risk 🙂 

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
The freedom and sense of achievement, above all, the ability to grow ! 

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
To stay on top of your maintenance and keep the wheels turning. 

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Don’t be afraid of the unknown, go through the motions and learn along the way.. there is heaps of support to help you on your path. 

Julia Sporea

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
8 Months

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Allocations

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
Coming to work everyday and being a part of a team that feels like family

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Dream big. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Sky is the limit

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Go for it. Don’t doubt it for a second, such a big industry with space for career growth and opportunities

Julia Sporea

Julia Sporea

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
8 Months

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Allocations

3. What do you love most about working for job?
Coming to work everyday and being a part of a team that feels like family

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Dream big. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Sky is the limit

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Go for it. Don’t doubt it for a second, such a big industry with space for career growth and opportunities

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Toni McGhee

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
5 Years

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Receptionist > accounts officer > major projects allocator > operations allocator > operations team leader!

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
On going challenges, learning new things, working within a fun team

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Fake it until you make it!

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering our industry?
Be prepared for some difficult conversations and some patience testing. All in all, it will help shape you.

Maya Kolevich

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years this July!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started out at EPH as an Accounts Officer while completing a traineeship doing my Cert 3 in Business, I was doing a variety of things when I started but it was all very basic as I had no work experience in accounts or administration work. After a few years of working in Accounts, and building my knowledge and experience, I wanted to step up and broaden my skills, leadership was something that interested me. I moved into the role of Accounts Coordinator which helped me build my confidence even more and helped me hone my leadership skills. This eventually led me into the Administration Manager role which I have been doing for nearly 2 years

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
I think that the thing I love most about my job is how rewarding it can be. Providing support/guidance to the accounts team, watching and helping them learn and grow, and eventually seeing them move up in the business and kicking goals.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
The most important piece of advice I have probably been given is to chase your goals, and sometimes you need to work for it. You can’t just sit around waiting for something to happen. If you work hard and it shows, then naturally you will get it.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
My advice would be to give it a shot and most importantly, be confident. It can be a lot to process at first but you will have support along the way. I never thought in a million years that I would end up in this industry, but I absolutely love it.

Maya Kolevich

Maya Kolevich

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
6 Years this July!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I started out at EPH as an Accounts Officer while completing a traineeship doing my Cert 3 in Business, I was doing a variety of things when I started but it was all very basic as I had no work experience in accounts or administration work. After a few years of working in Accounts, and building my knowledge and experience, I wanted to step up and broaden my skills, leadership was something that interested me. I moved into the role of Accounts Coordinator which helped me build my confidence even more and helped me hone my leadership skills. This eventually led me into the Administration Manager role which I have been doing for nearly 2 years

3. What do you love most about working for job?
I think that the thing I love most about my job is how rewarding it can be. Providing support/guidance to the accounts team, watching and helping them learn and grow, and eventually seeing them move up in the business and kicking goals.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
The most important piece of advice I have probably been given is to chase your goals, and sometimes you need to work for it. You can’t just sit around waiting for something to happen. If you work hard and it shows, then naturally you will get it.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
My advice would be to give it a shot and most importantly, be confident. It can be a lot to process at first but you will have support along the way. I never thought in a million years that I would end up in this industry, but I absolutely love it.

Jessikah Moffat

Jessikah Moffat

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
Two Months exactly on International Womens Day ! !

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
I have only recently joined the EPH Group and I’m currently in an Accounts Officer Role.

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
I love how welcoming and supportive the EPH Culture is. It makes a big difference when doing your day-to-day job.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Always continue to expand your knowledge and be open minded.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering our industry?
Joining what was previously a primarily male-dominated industry can be scary. However, the industry is changing with the times and there are more and more opportunities for women to get into the industry and further their skills and knowledge.

Nicole Johnston

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
8 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Started on Reception, then went into an Administration Officer role, Senior Administration Officer, Accounts Payable officer to now Senior Accounts Payable Officer.

3. What do you love most about working in Civil Construction?
The variety and challenges that pop up.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
To not be afraid to push back and back your decisions.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Give it a go, there can be lots of opportunities to grow and learn.

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Nicole Johnston

1. How long have you been working with EPH Group?
8 years!

2. Can you talk us through the variety or roles you have had while working within the EPH Group?
Started on Reception, then went into an Administration Officer role, Senior Administration Officer, Accounts Payable officer to now Senior Accounts Payable Officer.

3. What do you love most about working for job?
The variety and challenges that pop up.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
To not be afraid to push back and back your decisions.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
Give it a go, there can be lots of opportunities to grow and learn.

Lilly Kovacevic

Lilly Kovacevic

1. How long have you been working in the industry?
5 Years

2. When and how did you take the leap to become a Small Business Owner?
2 years ago

3. What do you love most about working for yourself?
Flexibility, work at your own pace.

4. What is the most important piece of advice you have been given throughout your career?
Take nothing personal.

5. What would be your advice to a young woman considering your industry?
It is a great industry to work in!