Company:Aspec Construction Ltd, Auckland
Stephen started his career in the Bay of Plenty, having finished college he started working for a construction company as a labourer, then progressed to the role of hammer hand. This led to a Certificate of Construction and onto an apprenticeship. Following the completion of his apprenticeship, Stephen returned to study, graduating from the BOP Polytech with a Diploma in Construction Management.
The new qualification sparked a new passion; site management, and the enrollment in Unitec’s Bachelor of Construction, which necessitated a move to Auckland. Stephen completed his degree while working at Aspec Construction, while the desire for developing industry knowledge has proved to be insatiable, with Stephen going on to complete several industry related courses, predominantly in the safety area. This training has given Stephen the knowledge to ensure all those working on site are doing their job safely and correctly.
The Judges described Stephen as a young professional with absolute determination, and a sense of pride in everything he, or his team get involved with. “He impressed us greatly and we see the New Zealand construction sector’s future in safe hands if everyone were like Stephen”