Culham Engineering has a proud history of training the next generation of Tradespeople
The Culham Engineering Apprentice
Since 1961 Culham Engineering has continually trained apprentices. From Trades Board qualified apprentices to the Modern Apprentice of today. When the company started, it was evident that there was a need to have tradesmen with a wide range of skills, and the Company committed to training apprentices to meet that need. Since 1961 Culham Engineering has produced over 700 tradespeople, who are recognised within the industry as being well trained and experienced in all types of heavy fabrication, construction and maintenance. We encourage our apprentices, once finished, to experience other opportunities but with the knowledge that they will always have a job when they return. Over the last 64 years, many have returned and now hold senior positions within the Company, of which we are most proud.
Culham Engineering is the only fabrication facility in New Zealand with an in-house block course for the apprentices. We have had this in place since 2011 and have worked with Competenz to develop a complete training programme centred on the heavy fabrication skills that meet the practical needs of our industry.
Commitment to Development of Staff
Culham Engineering is committed to investing in the growth of its Employees. The Internal development of staff improves the culture and values of the business and assists the organisation to become more skilled. In the Current Management and Supervisory teams, 85% have progressed from the workshop floor. Included in this number is the Managing Director and now owner.