The 2020 Dux Scholarship Winner is…
Jovan Tavaka and his host business Heron Plumbing!
Congratulations! Dux will pay for the remainder of Jovan’s training fees and his host business will receive the same amount of value in Dux product throughout Jovan’s apprenticeship with them.
We were blown away by the calibre of finalists this year and really struggled to make a decision, as a result we have decided to award second place to Logan Rogers from Laser Plumbing Christchurch West and cover his second year’s training fees.
Congratulations to our other outstanding finalists – Steven Nadan from Laser Plumbing Cambridge, Ryan Turner from RNR Plumbing Christchurch and Robert Raikes from Pipewise Plumbing & Gasfitting. Your skills and personalities made this an exceedingly hard choice, it is pleasing to see the future of our industry looking so good.
The Dux Scholarship
The Dux Scholarship is designed to recognise ATT’s highest performing first year apprentice within the plumbing, P&G or P&D classifications.
For the recipient of each Dux Scholarship, Dux will fund the ATT training fees for the remaining three years of their apprenticeship (worth approximately $7,500). Additionally, to recognise the contribution that quality employers make to developing successful apprentices, the recipient’s host business will receive $7,500 worth of Dux products throughout the term of the scholarship.
To provide ongoing support to ATT’s new apprentices, the Dux Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. The selection process involves a set of strict criteria, which focuses on host business feedback, work attendance, ATT Area Manager feedback and face-to-face interviews. The scholarship is awarded to the best overall performing apprentice, including academic, practical and personality considerations.
To be eligible for the Dux Scholarship, the apprentice must have completed, or be completing the first year of their ATT apprenticeship. To begin the process, eligible apprentices must be nominated by their host business.
Our previous winners
Congratulations to the Dux scholarship winner for 2019 – Aaron McDowell of Saunders Plumbing and Drainlaying in Winton!
Aaron’s training fees will be covered for the remaining three years of his apprenticeship and Saunders Plumbing and Drainlaying will receive $2,500 worth of Dux products for each of the three years.
“Once again, we were impressed with the standard of the finalists, particularly considering they are only in their first year of their apprenticeship. Due to the high calibre of the finalists it was very difficult to pick the winner. Congratulations to all the finalists and their hosts, and of course to our winner Aaron McDowell and his host Rory Saunders from Saunders Plumbing and Drainlaying.”
Aaron celebrated recently with his host and members from Dux Industries and ATT. Pictured above, from left to right: Antony Dale – ATT Regional Manager, Rory Saunders – Host at Saunders Plumbing and Drainlaying, Susie Paterson – Dux Marketing Manager, Aaron McDowell – Dux Scholarship Winner, Helen Stephens – ATT Chief Executive.
Congratulations to Jacob Caskey of Evergreen Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying, Hawera for being selected as the 2018 ATT Dux Scholar!
Not only are Jacob’s training fees covered for the remaining three years of his apprenticeship but his host business will also receive $2,500 worth of Dux products for each of the three years.
There was a narrow margin between first and second place. As a result, Jeff and Susie from Dux agreed that it was only fair to award second place to Aaron Edmondston of Aquacraft Plumbing, and cover his second year’s fees.
The calibre of all five finalists was very high and it is promising to see young talent coming through. The other finalists for the 2018 Dux Scholarship were:
James Boyle – Cooke Plumbing Company (Auckland)
Aaron Scrivener – Tapit Plumbing (Auckland)
Greg Tuohy – MT Carroll (Hawkes Bay)
A huge congratulations to Sam Mitchell of Moods Plumbing, Christchurch for being the 2017 ATT Dux Scholar. Dux is paying for Sam’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of technical institution fees, and we are also providing his host business Moods Plumbing with $2500 worth of free Dux product for the next three years.
This year the other 4 finalists have also each been awarded $500 towards their second year fees.
Ben Stevens-Howie – The Lewis Plumbing Co Ltd (Rotorua)
Daniel Woolley – Aquacraft Plumbng Ltd (Christchurch)
Luca Godinich – Bassett Plumbing & Drainage Ltd (Auckland)
Ryan Hill – Flush Ltd (Auckland)
Dux is extremely proud to be able to be involved with developing the future of the industry, and thanks all of the finalists and their hosts for the opportunity to spend some time with you. With finalists of the caliber we had, the future is very bright indeed!
Jaycob Walker of Laser Plumbing East Tamaki was awarded the first Dux Scholarship in 2015, describing the opportunity as “life-changing”. Dux is paying for Jaycob’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of technical institution fees, and we are also providing his host business Laser Plumbing East Tamaki with $2500 worth of free Dux product for three years.
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