b'A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNto the pump. You cannot just come to work,University of Auckland she had a change of do welding and go home. Sometimes I have toheart and pivoted to complete a New Zealand go to fabrication or operate a crane or drive aCertificate in Mechanical Engineering at fork hoist.Unitec. From there, she was offered an Jin enjoys the variety and notes that thereapprenticeship at D&H. are plenty of things to try your hand at ifShe remembers the buzz of beingyoure interested. Quality control is an area heallowed to work on her own after abouthas a particular interest in. Access to differentthree months. opportunities is, in part, thanks to the size ofIt was a great feeling to have their D&Hs business and hes happy to work for aconfidence, says Angela, who enjoys theJARROD TAHITAHIcompany that consistently wins the big jobs. challenge of making complex fabrications andJarrod recently completed his apprenticeship completing them gives her a lot of satisfaction.at D&H. He joined the business through the The best thing is that every day is different Gateway programme from Waitkere College. you make new things every day.He found the biggest challenge to be the In terms of the future, Angela doesnt yettheory component of the programme. So he have a plan but shes aware of the multiplewent to the night classes and sought help from options available to her now that she hasthe tutors. He also got plenty of support from completed her apprenticeship. And D&H hasformer D&H apprentices. Its been really been very supportive. They put you places tohelpful to talk to them because theyve been challenge you, but they want you to achievethrough it before me. your goals.A highlight for Jarrod is learning new ANGELA ADAMS Advice to others? Keep going, keepthings and the opportunity to learn how to Angela finished a four-year apprenticeshippushing yourself and, girls, forget youre a girl,operate all of the machines on the shop floor. at D&H in 2021. But it wasnt always heryoure just one of the team, says Angela.plan. Two years into a science degree at the 120'