BCITO sponsors the ‘Young Achiever of the Year” award annually and we are delighted to announce that Geoff Nash, Regional Manager for Brosnan Construction took out the Award this year. Geoff told the interview panel of Aaron Muir, Samir Govind, and Helen Hines-Randall, that he wanted to be a builder right back at Primary School. At age 14, Geoff attained an after-school job in a joinery company that led him into a joinery apprenticeship.
While undertaking his joinery apprenticeship, Geoff concurrently completed a National Diploma in Construction Management. In 2009 and 2010, Geoff won back-to-back Master Joiners Apprentice Awards, while completing his Diploma. Later he achieved the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying. Working with a new employer, Geoff enrolled and achieved a Bachelor of Construction Economics.
Geoff’s current role sees him leading a team of 30 that is charged with securing and delivering $40M of commercial construction projects in the Auckland region.
Some additional study is on his horizon as he eyes his career goal of becoming the CEO of New Zealand’s largest construction company.
The judges said, “Geoff was a standout winner from the moment the panel met him. He has a quest for knowledge that will see him broadening his career to reach whatever level he chooses.”
Sam Cruickshank, Lead Site Manager from Ebert Construction, received a Highly Commended Award. Sam’s career lead him to working at the Awarua Drier 2 site and on the $50M plus dairy processing facility for Mataura Valley Milk in Southland.
New research has again busted the myth that university graduates are always financially better off than apprentices and trainees.
Peter Ravn from Christchurch has been named the country’s top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year at this year’s national competition.