Quintrex commits to further making waves in the industry by challenging the gender gap to seeing tangible change for drivers and workers alike.

Quintrex encourages females to get in the driver’s seat

Renowned Australian trailblazer for marine, Quintrex continues to take a stand for diversity in the industry, as it leads the way in breaking ground for the long-standing gender gap within the workplace and behind the helm.

Through a rich history of boating handed down through generations of boat builders and buyers, the brand has opened the industry up to thousands of Australian females, providing vital skills within the workforce and countless memories on the water.

As of June 2021, according to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, less than 20 percent of marine license holders in Queensland identify as female – a trend that Quintrex is committed to changing.

For 2.5 million Australians, boating has become a way of life, providing a safe and fun means to connect with family and friends, escape the everyday, live off the land and build a heritage to hand down through generations.

Quintrex brand partner Amy Henry said, “Boating has always been a big part of my life.”

“I remember as a child waking up at dawn, heading out with my dad to watch the sunrise and catching fish for my family.”

“Women can be fearless out here, you’re in the driver’s seat to navigate the water with confidence and determination.”

As a home-grown family-founded brand, community is at Quintrex’s core.

This long-standing commitment comes with a passion to share the lifestyle with all Australian’s by creating products that are easy to use, functional, economical and family friendly.

This year, the brand stands up to encourage more women to ‘get in the driver’s seat’ as an invested campaign towards growing the female boating community.

As the industry stands together, it can make tangible change by celebrating the unparalleled lifestyle that fosters inclusivity and celebrates family unity.

“Boating allows us to break away from the crowds, we swim with sea life, beach comb for shells and find inspiration in nature,” Ms Henry said.

“It’s the solitude we seek, the calmness in the water and salty wind in our hair.”

With a range of fishing, leisure and cross-over vessels, Quintrex endeavours to offer a platform that suits all people and all hobbies, through all walks of life.

This year, to make waves in the industry from all angles – in partnership with parent company and global leader in powersports Bombardier Recreational Product’s – the brand challenges the industry to do better.

Quintrex’s fundamental diversity plan aligns with BRP’s strategic activations, with investments in a dedicated diversity, equity and inclusion journey, global women employee resource group and more, established as a proactive means of further nurturing the group’s movement towards having the industry’s most inclusive working environments.

Quintrex human resources manager Zoe Binger said, “We have a hard trend to curb, with under 10 percent of workers in marine identifying as female, but we do not shy away from a challenge.”

“We are proud of how far we have come and our actions towards joining the greater BRP statistics, which surpass industry standards with 29 percent of the company’s workforce identifying as a woman.

“While we still have a long way to go, we can already see how we’re changing the industry and our sights are set on continual growth, with aspirations to double our representation of women in the Quintrex workforce within the next five-years.”

Backed by a force of approximately 400 of the industry’s top boat builders, with a key investment in innovation and growth, the Quintrex team offers a wealth of opportunity within the workplace.

Staff incentives include monthly bonuses, an annual boat giveaway for Employee of the Year, on-site mental and physical health support and more to foster a healthy rewarding working environment.

Quintrex currently upholds female representation across most business facets and manufacturing specialties – from weld, to fit-out, metal works, transport, fabrication and administration, with some employees exceeding a tenure of 30 years.

The brand has established its industry leading reputation due to the quality of product, build and its dedication in continuing to evolve the boating world with new innovations and new norms.

Each boat has been strategically, designed and engineered then tested by a dedicated team of research and development professionals, before being hand built on the Gold Coast by the industry’s best boat builders.

With world-class boats comes a world class team and business acumen, grounded by excellence as Australia’s most sought-after aluminium boat brand since its conception in 1945.

To explore the current job availabilities and become part of the team, visit seek.com.au/Telwater-jobs/in-Coomera-QLD-4209

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