Allison Endemann - Emerging Leader award-winner

Alison Endermann – A Passion for Paving

Prue Feely Civil, Ultimit/Girls in Infrastructure

Outstanding Individual award-winner Allison Endemann says the fields of infrastructure and contracting offer plenty of scope for women.   It is an established fact every field of work has its own fascination – and in the case of Allison Endemann of Higgins Contractors, the thing she is passionate about is asphalt. Yes, asphalt, the surface we all drive and walk …

JB First Civil Trade Certificate Forestry

Walking the Talk – John Broughton

Prue Feely Civil

Connexis trade qualifications are tangible proof that you really do have the skills to do what you do, says New Zealand’s first holder of Forestry Earthworks and Civil Trade Certificates. At the Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards earlier in the year, a biennial event in Gisborne that celebrates achievement and excellence in the New Zealand forestry industry, John Broughton of …

Connexis graduate in Civil Trades

Jarred Bird – Strive for excellence

Prue Feely Civil

Jarred Bird has recently received a L4 NZC Civil Works Qualification with strands in Road construction, Earthworks and Road Maintenance. As an owner and operator of Napier based Outdoor Solutions this national and formal recognition of his skills and knowledge will give him a great edge to seize future business opportunities and drive business growth. Jared says the qualification and …

Connexis Our People - Water Apprenticeship graduate Will Halligan

Will Halligan – Water, water everywhere

Prue Feely Water

For Taupō-based Will Halligan, a Connexis apprenticeship in wastewater treatment is adding a new dimension to his career. On the face of it, Will Halligan has quite enough to be going on with. As the Acting Maintenance Manager at Wairakei Resort near Taupō he is responsible for all of the resort’s water needs, from the intake of water downstream from …

Connexis Our People - Water Apprenticeship graduate Jon Welch

Jon Welch – Working at the front lines of change

Chloe Telco

A career switch from baking to helping to build New Zealand’s internet fibre network has been a positive step for Christchurch-based Fibre Technician Jonathan Welch.    When it comes to revolutions, there is probably none larger than the technology one we are living through. In the last three decades the internet has transformed how people around the world live, work …

Pearl Jury: First Woman to Gain CTC

Chloe Civil

Hawke’s Bay Civil Operations Manager Pearl Jury became the first woman to gain her Civil Trades certification, the nationally recognised accreditation programme for civil contractors in New Zealand. Pearl has more than 15 years’ experience with Gair Contracting in Napier, she loves working with heavy machinery, and the company is one of the few contracting companies in New Zealand led …

Dylan Samson: Water Reticulation Technician

Chloe Water

Taking a leap of faith into a career as a pipe layer at 19-years-old has certainly paid off for Dylan Samson. Now 23, Dylan is a Water Reticulation Technician in charge of his own crew for Allens United Drainage and Earthworks in Hamilton and is loving every minute of it. It seems a world away from the career as a …

Encouraging more women into infrastructure with Genesis: Rebecca Larking’s story

Chloe Energy, Ultimit/Women in Infrastructure

Genesis Energy is currently working hard to put together the company’s 2018 GWHV event at Tokaanu Power Station in the central North Island. It’s the second year the company has participated in the GWHV programme, which aims to provide insight into the career opportunities for young women that lie in infrastructure industries. Opportunities they may not be aware of otherwise. …