b'A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNLooking after the future get a better understanding of each process, and that helped me to figure out what IKiwis have typically been steered towards loved doing.a university education ahead of the trades, Jamie was then invited to join the and the impact on the structural steelestimating team. He spent the first year industry has been significant. D&H Steel istraining, which included taking various doing its part to counter that. It recognisesestimating papers at Unitec, and improving its responsibility to help foster young talenthis knowledge by asking lots of questions of to come up through the ranks and grow thesenior colleagues.future skills of the industry.JAMIE MOXON Wayne says Jamie is an exemplar of what D&H has long prided itself on itsWhen Jamie Moxon left school, he entertainedcan be achieved by someone who may lack commitment to family, equal opportunitythoughts of becoming an auto electrician, butformal training but has a great attitude and and diversity. We have a strong track recordthat didnt pan out. So he never imagined hedwillingness to learn.of supporting young people from diversebecome a senior estimator at D&H just a fewHighlights have included working onbackgrounds to grow, develop and achieveyears later. the redevelopment of Auckland International their goals through hard work and focus, When he started he had no qualifications,Airports Departure Terminal, Smales Farm says Wayne Carson. just two years of hands-on experience workingHelical Stairs, Foodstuffs North Island The focus is paying dividends. D&H on the Toroa Steam Ferry. That job ignitedDistribution Centre and Westfield Newmarket has noticed an increase in talented younghis interest in working with structural steel.shopping centre.people choosing to pursue a trades career He started in the workshops fabricationIn 2019, Jamie became the inaugural in recent years. prep team, collecting the beams and cleatsSCNZ Young Achiever of the Year. He puts his required for each structural steel assemblysuccess down to hard work and always having and supporting other fabricators.a good attitude at work. I make sure to turn I spent eight months working my wayup on time, work as hard as possible and leave through each department in the workshop toeveryone happy at the end of the day.118'