Building a Great Reputation

August 22, 2017

Top apprentice Michael Roberts at work on a Napier Hill property

Ace apprentice Michael Roberts likes to share his love of building, organising and running weekly coaching sessions for workmates at his Tamatea home.

Michael’s commitment to training was celebrated recently at the EIT/Rotary of Greenmeadows Trade Training Awards, where he received the Top Overall Apprentice Mike Davis Memorial Cup and was named 2016’s top overall apprentice in his National Certificate in Carpentry [Level 4] class.

EIT tutor Shane Sigglekow regards Michael as a great role model. He helps fellow apprentices at Richard Kepka Builders with their diary entries and to record photographic evidence of their progress in the workplace.

Michael’s attention to detail and professional approach make him an asset to his employer, says Shane, who nominated the 36-year-old for the overall award.

A former Lindisfarne College student, Michael expects to complete his apprenticeship this year.

EIT, in affiliation with industry training organisations, has more than 200 apprentices enrolled in School of Trades and Technology programmes.