Wood Solutions have been carving out the way for sustainable practices and diversifying their workforce. They are minimising and repurposing waste and create a healthier and more welcoming workplace where 1/4 of their workshop are female.
Jenna Toailoa and her husband Manu's RedRock Plastering has been making a name for themselves with their high quality work all the while taking on apprentices, showing it can be done!
Earlier this year, BCITO and workplace training provider, Education Unlimited, joined forces to run an Apprentice Support Programme for 15 Te Tai Tokerau apprentices.
Last year BCITO, Te Pūkenga trained glazier, Charmaine Farquhar was awarded the Glass and Glazing Apprentice of the Year Award - something she’d strived for throughout her whole apprenticeship.
The Master Painters Apprentice of the Year, in association with Resene Paints, recognises all-round excellence in decorating. The competition is split across four regions – Northern Region, Lower North Island, Upper and Lower South.
BCITO - Te Pūkenga apprentice Victoria Gaylard has taken complete control of her professional development.
Finest Finish Decorating is a painting and decorating business and the co-owners Joshua and Jo Beckford are a couple who have successfully built the business from the ground up.
We have recently kick-started a Women in Trades Campaign which aims to empower and encourage women to pursue careers in the building and construction industry.
This year’s Glass & Glazing Apprentice of the Year, Alex Parkinson, has been through a lot in his 24 years. This time 12 months ago, Alex was affected by heart problems in the middle of his apprenticeship, which saw him off work for six months.
This year’s AAJ Apprentice of the Year, Jonty Smith, is a young man with a bright future. In what caps off a stellar 12 months, Jonty was also recognised as the Most Promising Apprentice at last year’s ceremony.