Veitacini Savou began working in the trade a few years ago as a temporary labourer for Allied Workforce with CF King in Auckland.
His employer, Craig King recognised a hard worker and kept him on full-time as a labourer and after a couple of years he was offered an apprenticeship through BCITO.
Craig says “Savou is passionate about his work as well as honest, reliable and keen to learn, his future looks bright.”
While Veitacini was still in his apprenticeship he was considered responsible enough to run jobs. His work and commitment was of such a high standard that, in 2016, he was awarded runner-up in the Silver Trowel Award.
Veitacini’s BCITO Training Advisor says, “Savou is a very motivated young man who is committed not only to completing his qualification but also to becoming a great tradesperson who will go far in the industry.”
Being successful in applying to BCITO for a Graduate Scholarship in 2016, Veitacini has chosen to take the logical next step and enrol the Quantity Surveying qualification with the support of both BCITO and his employer.
The future of the trade looks bright with young people like Veitacini choosing a pathway to a great career in Brick & Block Laying.
Veitacini Savou, C F King Contracting Ltd.
Carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand are being called to show their skills and compete in the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year.
Kicking off on 10 April in Auckland, the Not Your Average Tradie Road Trip will see a group of talented BCITO apprentices spending four weeks visiting different regions, helping out community organisations, charities and schools with building woes.