Allan Holcroft

Course Attended: Civil and Mining

After 15 years working as a baker, I decided I wanted a career change so chose to do the Certificate in Drilling at TPP.

Soon after graduating I was working in Christchurch running a drilling rig and doing geo-technical work for excavation company Texco. It’s a rewarding job, but can be quite intense. It’s good to be doing something practical and to know I’m helping with the Christchurch rebuild.

The drilling programme at TPP was great. It taught me the skills I needed to get into a new industry and to do work that I really enjoy.