Electricity Supply Industry trainee Andrew Kennett, who works for Downer NZ in Auckland, not only scooped the top Trainee of the Year, but also the Telecommunications Trainee award at the Connexis Annual Connection Excellence Awards.
His manager Bill Pollock says: “Andrew is an exceptional young man and his roles and responsibilities within Downer go way beyond that of a normal apprentice.
“He shows maturity way beyond his years and is held in the highest esteem by colleagues and customers. Andrew has redefined excellence. He is an outstanding role model to others, and is the benchmark for future apprentices to aspire to.”
The overall Connexis Trainee of the Year is selected by the judges from the winners of six Connexis Trainee of the Year awards.