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.
The Government’s free fees initiative looks set to help alleviate some of the skills shortages in the building and construction industry, with some new apprentices eligible for two years of free training from 2018.
BCITO is pleased to be named a finalist in the Medium-Large Workplace (150-399 employees) category in the IBM Best Workplaces Survey and Awards.