Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Got A Trade? Got It Made! is a national campaign to raise awareness of the on-the-job training and careers in New Zealand trades and services. It also celebrates the talents and achievements of young people making headway in their chosen vocation.

This year, the fourth annual Got a Trade Week is planned for 20 -24 August.

Visit the Got a Trade website for more information.

Introducing our 2018 Got a Trade Ambassador: Dylan Samson

Taking a leap of faith into a career as a pipe layer at 19-years-old has certainly paid off for 23-year-old Dylan Samson.

Dylan has recently completed his National Certificate in Water Reticulation – Level 3 through Connexis, and is now looking at the New Zealand Certificate in Pipe Installation (Level 4), which will lead him to Civil Trade Certification. In April of this year, he was named Trainee of the Year at the Civil Contractors New Zealand Waikato awards.

“I really love it. I like that you’re working in different places all the time and you’re not just stuck inside behind a desk,” he says. ‘This job opens up many doors and you can work anywhere in the world if you wanted to, which is awesome’.Dylan Samson

It’s taken some hard work and commitment, but Dylan says it is extremely satisfying to have it pay off.

It wasn’t so long ago that I came in and just had to do what the bosses told me. Now I am the guy telling other people what to do. That’s quite a good feeling.”

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