Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


SWUG Apprentice of the Year 2014

SWUG Apprentice of the Year 2014

APN Print Ellerslie’s Molisi Saulala is the 2014 SWUG Apprentice of the Year

Molisi was chosen for the top award, with PMP Print’s Faanuualii Suafoa taking the runner-up position.

Judges said Molisi’s quality of workmanship showed pride in his work and this followed through in his finished product. He is always happy and energetic in his work, fits in well with all shifts and is willing to accept responsibility.

Molisi has excellent organisational skills and relishes the chance to plan shifts or suggest better work practices.

His supervisor Blair Evans said Molisi represents all that is great about the Print NZ and APN Print training processes. “Together these two platforms have delivered an outstanding tradesperson to APN Print Ellerslie and the industry.

“Upon completion of his apprenticeship Molisi moved directly into a supervisory role which is testament to both his abilities and his maturity. He was functioning as a team leader in the later stages of his apprenticeship and this level of willingness and desire to be a success, underpins his commitment and passion to his training and his craft.

“Molisi takes a leading role in all facets of his new role and is very popular and respected member of his immediate team.”

Operations Manager Russell Wieck said Molisi joined APN Print Ellerslie as a casual operator in the post press and immediately impressed everyone with his dedication to every facet of his tasks as well as his mechanical abilities.

“When the opportunity of an apprenticeship in Print Finishing (Reel Fed) became available, Molisi was an obvious candidate for the position and he impressed even further during the interview process en route to being the successful applicant.

“Molisi always displayed a willingness and desire to learn and develop his skills throughout his apprenticeship and has become an outstanding tradesperson as a result of this dedication.

“In 2013 Molisi completed the Outward Bound Navigator course a further testament to his desire to develop and grow.

“He now moves into the next exciting stage of his career recently accepting a role as the Afternoon Shift Post Press Team Leader. This was a natural progression for this talented and dedicated young person and an easy decision for me to make.”

Molisi said the award was a dream come true. In his application he said it has been a mind-blowing journey with many challenges.

“Having overcome these challenges I feel like it now is just a new beginning. I have gained great wealth of knowledge and experience for the career path ahead.”

The inaugural SWUG Apprentice of The Year was established in 2010 with Matthew Lowe of Whakatane Beacon taking out the award. Jamie Melgren from APN Print Tauranga was the winner in 2011, Shane Baskiville from APN Print Ellerslie the winner in 2012 followed by Edmond Huch also of APN Print Ellerslie.

Committee member Ian Gibson gave thanks to James Ackland and the team at DS Chemport for their continuing support for the Apprentice Award, including funding a trip to Australia to visit sites and attend SWUG Australia.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Trade: NZ Trade Deficit Widens To A Record In September

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened to a record in September as meat exports dropped to their lowest level in more than three years. More>>


Animal Welfare: Cruel Practices Condemned By DairyNZ Chief

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel and illegal practices are not in any way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming.

Tim says the video released today by Farmwatch shows some footage of transport companies and their workers, as well as some unacceptable behaviour by farmers of dragging calves. More>>


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


International Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news