31 Dec 2015

Dux Scholarship Program Winner

aycob Walker wins funded Plumbing Apprenticeship thanks to winning the Dux Scholarship Program.

Dux are proud supporters in the future of the New Zealand Plumbing Industry and this year launched the Dux Scholarship Program through the Apprentice Training Trust (ATT).

We saw the need to invest in the trade, support the next generation of Apprentices whilst also rewarding businesses and apprentices that are working hard together in a positive environment said Jeff La Haye, General Manager of Dux.

The Dux Scholarship is designed to recognise the best all round first year ATT apprentice. The selection process rewards the best performer, including their attitude, academic ability, practical skills and personality.

The first winner of the Dux Scholarship is local resident Jaycob Walker from Laser Plumbing East Tamaki. Dux will fully fund Jaycob’s course fees for the remainder of his apprenticeship. Laser Plumbing East Tamaki as his host employer will also be rewarded for supporting the future generation of plumbers, receiving Dux product to the value of $2,500 per year for each year of the scholarship ($7,500 in total).

We are so proud of Jaycob. He is a motivated, capable apprentice, with a great work ethic. He sets high standards in both his practical work and academic results. Jaycob’s dedication to his work and high skill level has made him an outstanding apprentice that is truly worthy of this scholarship. The whole team is excited for him” said Gillian Westbooke, Human Resource Manager from Laser Plumbing East Tamaki.

As soon as we arrived at Laser Plumbing East Tamaki it was evident that Jaycob was highly regarded by his employers and his peers, and it did not take long for us to work out why. Jaycob is clearly a reliable, driven and talented young man who has a bright future ahead of him. Jaycob showed a maturity level well beyond his years, outlined well thought out career goals and demonstrated a good balance between work and outside interests. Dux is proud to award Jaycob as the inaugural Dux Scholar for 2015. Congratulations Jaycob,” Susie Paterson, Marketing Manager for Dux said.

We are grateful to Dux for this Scholarship which is a testament to the training environment our Company provides. It takes 4 years of practical and academic training to qualify to become a Licensed Plumber, Gasfitter and/or Drainlayer the same time as a University Degree! Many of our Apprentices continue to work in our Company after qualifying and it is rewarding to see them develop a career in this great trade” says Roger Westbrook Director of Laser Plumbing East Tamaki.