Innovative, passionate, a natural leader, safety driven, and a problem solver; these are all words Hedweld Engineering have used to describe their 2015 MIGAS Outstanding Apprentice Patrick Greenwood.
Patrick always had an interest in electrical work, working on DIY kits from a young age, and is well on his way to making a long and fruitful career from it, leading him to seek an apprenticeship with MIGAS working towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.
How has Patrick been going?
When Patrick starting working for Hedweld, they didn’t even have an electrical workshop, outsourcing all their electrical requirements. Pat has been closely involved in creating the new electrical team’s workplace from the ground up, including the design layout of the workshop and the implementation of safety procedures. This includes the re-routing of extension cords from running along the ground to being fixed to the ceiling to not only make sure the workshop is compliant, but that everyone goes home safe.
What does his host say?
Pat’s electrical supervisor, Phil Peek, says Pat is not just evolving into an excellent tradesperson, but has become a fine young man. The way Pat conducts himself during his apprenticeship is a credit to himself and his family.
“Pat will be a leader of men, safety conscious, innovative, and successful with whatever he does. Pat has developed into an outstanding young man, I have no doubt he will be a pillar of society for years to come.”
What does Pat say?
Pat says his apprenticeship has given him life skills and the knowledge to work long and work safe. It’s given him a wide range of communication skills, taught him to work efficiently, and confidence in talking to people.
At MIGAS, our passion is providing young workers with opportunities to learn, develop and succeed, and our business is recognising the ones that can go the distance and make a difference to your workplace.