Super-charged electrical trainee

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Danielle Main  Generation Trainee of the Year Danielle Main’s drive, initiative and proactive approach to achieving her training goals has seen her impress both her trainer and her boss in her role as an operator maintainer for Genesis Energy in Lake Tekapo.  Her site manager at Genesis Energy, Mark Cain cites a particular example when Danielle showed the initiative to …

Leading the way for other trainees

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Navjot Kaur  Telecommunications Trainee of the Year  “I’ve never heard her say; ‘this is too difficult, I cannot do it.”  Navjot Kaur’s diligence and commitment to excellence has impressed Deep Basmet, her supervisor at Civtec in Hamilton, if that comment is anything to go by.  Navjot has been a trainee fibre technician with Civtech for three years, where she is …

Learning never stops

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Timothy Sopp  Telecommunications Trainee of the Year  Timothy Sopp is proof it’s never time to stop learning.    As a fibre technician based in Wellington, Timothy is currently working towards his NZ Certificate in Telecommunications (Fibre Optics) Level 3, though he has a career in the industry spanning 50 years.   Timothy has been nominated in the Connexis-sponsored Telecommunications Trainee of …

From apprentice to major infrastructure projects

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Ben Aynsley  Advanced Trainee of the Year  When Ben Aynsley began as an apprentice electrician with Electronet straight out of school, 18 years ago, he didn’t know the role of power system technician existed. He certainly didn’t know that with the right industry training under his belt, he’d become a power system technician working on major infrastructure projects all over …

Volunteering to build the success of others

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David de Klerk Contribution to Investing in Youth Training and Development As a Senior Contract Manager for Electrix’s Power Services North business unit, David de Klerk has plenty of responsibilities – but that never stops him from taking the time to support the company’s trainees. Training and support for apprentices is not part of David’s role with Electrix but his …

From office admin to electrical fitter

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Debbie Kernohan Transmission Trainee of the Year As an office administrator for Electrix, then based in Taupo, Debbie Kernohan found she needed a better understanding of what crews were working on out in the field. She started making site visits to bring herself up to speed, and developed such a passion for what she learned, that when Electrix offered her …

Persistence and enthusiasm builds a natural leader

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Jessie Galang Transmission Trainee of the Year One of the best things about being a trainee line mechanic for Jessie Galang is knowing he is contributing to New Zealand’s future. Jessie, who works for Electrix in Palmerston North, says while many people might not know just “how good this job is” he’d recommend training as a line mechanic because it’s …

Industry training is no 9 to 5 job for this excellence awards finalist

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Cameron Childerhouse – iSkills   Investing in Youth Training & Development  For Cameron Childerhouse, being a trainer is not a 9 to 5 job.   Cameron, who is a Tech Standards and Development Capability Specialist for iSkills in Mt Maunganui, says his is the perfect job for people who get satisfaction from seeing others grow and develop, but it’s not an easy job.  Cameron’s commitment to his work is backed up by iSkills Operations …

Opportunities are aplenty for this excellence awards finalist as he finds his feet in a rewarding career

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Carl Moffitt  Transmission Trainee of the Year  When Carl Moffitt and his wife moved to Rotorua he took the opportunity to train for a new career in the Electricity Supply Industry.  Carl is now a trainee transmission line mechanic with Northpower Rotorua after a varied work background in sawmilling, pipe systems, helicopters, drain laying and gas delivery. All that experience has given Carl the work ethic to …

Trusting his instincts in health and safety has paid off for this excellence awards finalist

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Wiremu Te Tawhero   Distribution Trainee of the Year  When Wiremu Te Tawhero started as a trainee line mechanic with The Lines Company (TLC) in May 2020, he brought with him several years of experience in ‘high-risk’ industries that have helped him launch a successful new career.  Prior to becoming a trainee at The Lines Company’s Taumarunui depot, Wiremu worked in the scaffolding sector and the timber industry, managing a …