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The first of our Q&A career profiles of real people, doing real jobs, as featured in 2019 JET magazine (out now!) is about Desiré, who loves being an electrician.
Maggie Myocevich became the first woman to sign on for a NZ Scaffolding Apprenticeship.
Nikita Ward is in her third year of a plumbing apprenticeship and loving it.
Rody Wiltenburg swapped dairy farming for an electrical apprenticeship and hasn't looked back.
Fencing firms around the country are crying out for workers.
James Barber never envisioned himself as a business owner.
More jobs are in the pipeline as infrastructure development continues to boom and construction companies juggle existing work and new projects.
Theo, a Kiwi farm boy from Matamata who was “bred to hate Auckland”, met city girl Sereen from Birmingham on his OE in London, where they worked at the same engineering company.
After years of being stuck inside for work, Christchurch man Rory Kennett wanted “a real outdoor job”.

On the tools

Palmy boy Callum Bryson has obviously found his true calling in the construction industry. The 25-year-old was recently crowned the winner of the Registered Master Builders Carters Apprentice of the Year 2016.
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