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A Quantity of Awards

A Quantity of Awards

Two WelTec construction students have just been announced as winners of the H.H. Bunckenburg Memorial Trust Awards. The annual awards are given to the highest performing first and second year students training at WelTec for the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

James White and Jeremy Stead will be presented with their awards by the president of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors at a ceremony in Wellington on November 20.

“It’s a great achievement for both our students, who have worked hard to be at the top of their year,” says WelTec construction team leader, Michael Brannigan. “There is a shortage of quantity surveyors in New Zealand and we’re thrilled that the industry is taking a lead through these awards to support students to pursue quantity surveying as a career. The job opportunities, both in New Zealand and overseas, are excellent for quantity surveying graduates and both Jeremy and James are in demand by employers.”

Each recipient of the award receives a monetary grant towards course related fees. The awards are given in memory of Henry Bunckenburg, the chief quantity surveyor for the Ministry of Works (MOW) in the 1960s and the driving force behind quantity surveying training in both the MOW and polytechnics.

WelTec offers national construction diplomas in quantity surveying, architectural technology and construction management.

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