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We pride ourselves on our consistent commitment to continuous improvement and best practice.
Innovation and the use of technology are fundamental elements of our operations. Our people bring an energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to everything they do and this is encouraged within a culture that values input and feedback from all layers of the business.
We are proud to be an ever-evolving organisation that is responsive and listens to our customers. Network ownership creates a test bed for our network and contracting divisions to test and trial new technologies and innovations.
Here you can read more about some of the unique innovations we've contributed to the Transmission industry in New Zealand.
One of the biggest challenges to our industry a skilled resource shortage, and Northpower is proud to be proactively addressing this through our cadets/trainees programme and talent pipeline.
We presently have eight trainees undergoing transmission training and skills development with us, taking them from entry level to becoming a fully-trained de-energised linesman. The training takes between 18-30 months, dependent on how the individual progresses.
Additionally we have another two trainees presently undertaking specialist vegetation control training.
Our trainees work alongside Team Leaders and supervisors who mentor them, and they move around different areas of our teams to gain full exposure to the different types of work we engage in.
We are looking forward to welcoming an additional four cadets to the team shortly.
You can read more about our trainee and cadet programmes here.
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement of our systems and processes, we're always looking for efficiencies and ways to do business better.
We pride ourselves on collaborating with our customers to incorporate and integrate with their business processes and procedures wherever possible in the work we do.
Some examples of this include: