Turning up for work is no problem for this Mainzeal apprentice. Following the completion of a Manukau Institute of Technology carpentry course and a stint as a barman, Shahin Khan got a call from John Hadfield of Mainzeal asking him if he was interested in an apprenticeship. Now Shahin is signed up with the BCITO—working towards the National Certificate in Carpentry and thriving in his work with Mainzeal.
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