Apprentice of the Month, July 2018 – Jade Tarrant

Jade Tarrant is the Apprentice of the Month for July 2018.

The 21-year-old, 4th-year auto electrical apprentice works for the award-winning Accelerate Auto Electrics and Jade has grasped the opportunity of working for the forward-thinking business with both hands – his work ethic and understanding of the industry marking him out as an outstanding future tradesman.

“The attitude and determination to be the best is what drives Jade,” said Paul Tugwell, his MTA Institute trainer. “Any task I give him is achieved with fantastic results – I even have an assignment on autonomous sensors from Jade that I use in my lectures. That’s about the highest honour I can give my students!”

Jade said he had decided on an auto electrical apprenticeship not only because his family had a connection to the trade, but because of the direction in which the industry is headed.

“We know that hybrids and so on are going to be a part of the industry, so there will always be auto electrical work,” he said. “Also, my uncle owned an auto electrical shop in NZ, and I was interested in what he was doing. I also knew I wanted an apprenticeship and thought auto electrical suited me best.

“I really enjoy the work,” he added.

“I do pretty much everything a tradesman does and my boss has given me lots of opportunities to work with many different cars. And I enjoy the training too. Paul has trained me from the start and he is very passionate about what he does.”

Jade said that he had not yet thought too much about where his career might take him, but that he hoped to stay on with Accelerate.

“This business is growing fast and I definitely want to stay on when I finish.”

9 Aug 2018