Daniel Pink

Course Attended: Civil Plant Operation

After I finished training I applied for an earthworks job and was offered the position the day after my interview. I don’t believe I would have got the job if I hadn’t done the training – it gives you that edge over people without the skills.

I’d been living in Invercargill and was between jobs when I enrolled and I haven’t looked back. I’d always had dead-end jobs before and I knew the civil works industry was a big one with lots of opportunities to grow my career.

It’s a big step go back to study when you’ve been working, but I wanted to think long term. Companies don’t just want labourers, and having those skills put you at the top of their list.