When I set out to find a building apprenticeship times were tough and opportunities were scarce. Despite this, I was accepted into a labour company’s apprenticeship scheme. From there I had to serve out a trial period, at first labouring, to prove I was going to uphold their name and honour their financial commitment to me.
After labouring, I began my apprenticeship with Wayne Jensen at SCD Builders. Here I was placed in the care of 3 builders, who between them had over 80 years experience in the industry – I couldn’t have asked for better people to learn from. Each offered different areas of expertise and I soaked up their knowledge like a sponge.
With Wayne and the team, I worked on commercial office units and renovations. I also assisted the team on building a number of new houses – a highlight being a country estate for one of our country’s wealthiest people.