Austin Contracting work with tertiary qualification providers such as NZQA and Connexis to provide our staff a clear pathway to personal development and formal qualifications.
Returning to NZ after an extensive European OE having worked in the UK in Retail, Credit Finance, Franchising in the Automotive industry as well as the Entertainment sector with fighting Robots. In Christchurch I have been involved in working in Carbon Forestry and now Construction. My work life has been full and varied. Family, friendships and sport are again full and varied. Although shaky, Christchurch is still a wonderful place to live and work.
Completed automotive apprenticeship, serving 10 years in that industry. This followed by 25 years in civil construction, beginning as a digger operator progressing through to management roles. This has provided a vast experience in roading, driveway and demolition work, including concrete demolition which fits well with a positive, can do attitude, able to work out the tricky jobs.
On returning from three years OE in the UK, spent the following eleven years self-employed in the transport industry. Austin Asphalt was founded in 1987 which certainly does not feel like 30 years ago.
Mat grew up around the family business. Working in the field gives him a hands on background that drives quality and productivity in the business today. May has also spent time working for large civil construction companies and has experience in sales and business development roles also.