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Long work hours and diligent study pays off

Long work hours and diligent study pays off for young trainee

Hamilton April 24 2018: Working long hours during the day and studying at night has paid off for a young Hamilton employee in the water industry.
Dylan Samson works for Allens United Drainage & Earthworks in Hamilton and has come a long way since joining the team in late 2014 after finishing at Cambridge High School.

His impressive self-determination, commitment and now leadership skills are shining through and his achievements were recognised by winning a Connexis Trainee of the Year award at the weekend. (Connexis is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for New Zealand's Infrastructure industries).

Dylan already has some industry training qualifications to his name and is now working towards completing a NZ Certificate in Pipe Installation (Level 4). This qualification leads to Civil Trade Certification, which recognises skilled tradespeople in Civil Infrastructure.

Connexis Group Manager Customer Engagement Kaarin Gaukrodger says, "This is a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding trainees and encourage others to strive for excellence in their job. Connexis is proud to support Civil Construction New Zealand Waikato Awards by sponsoring the Trainee of the Year award.

"We hope that Dylan's achievement not only inspires his work colleagues but also attracts more trainees to the Infrastructure industry - which is always looking for enthusiastic bright new staff in a rapidly growing sector."

The demand in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for construction-related employment is predicted to require a further 11,000 workers by 2022. * (*Future demand of construction workers. Projections from the National Construction Occupations Model – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).


Dylan's Connexis award was presented as part of the annual CCNZ awards recognising excellence in the industry. An award that he says he's both really thankful and humbled to receive.

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