GSE News

Demand for Electricians Up Off The Back of Tauranga's Booming Building Industry

Natalie Munn - Friday, February 17, 2017

Tauranga's booming construction sector is driving up the demand for qualified electricians in the region. According to a new report by a New Zealand infrastructure firm, the focus of the building industry had moved away from the Christchurch rebuild to the North Island. 

While Auckland remains the dominant force in the infrastructure landscape, the report has highlighted the growth happening in Tauranga and Hamilton. Up until mid-October, Tauranga City Council had issued $564m in commercial, residential, government and community consents, 16 per cent more than in the same period last year. Forty-eight consents have been issued for commercial developments each worth more than $1m.

The growth in demand is causing pressures, with the sector struggling to cope with the rising need for tradespeople, including electricians. Hawes Building Solutions owner Mark Hawes said the huge demand for qualified tradies meant the industry was "very competitive" and tradies were being booked up many months in advance. 

The boom had worsened the significant shortage of skilled labour, particularly qualified carpenters, plumbers and electricians in Tauranga, Hawes said. "It's both good news and bad for Tauranga."

TradeStaff central North Island regional manager Geoff Campbell said there was huge demand for tradies across the board. The increased number of people coming down from Auckland meant demand for housing was really strong, and had a flow-on effect. 

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ chief executive officer Greg Wallace said the significant shortage was being seen in a number of centres, particularly the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges said it was a pleasing sign for the long term prospects of the region and the figures proved there was a boom.

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Anthony Wilson Apprentice of the Year Award

Natalie Munn - Monday, December 19, 2016
Guild and Spence Electrical held the inaugural presentation of the 'Anthony Wilson Apprentice of the Year Award' last week.  We were proud to have Debra Wilson and her children to help with the presentation. This year the quality of Apprentices was extremely high so the award was made to both Caleb Mattison-Smith and Eufraeme Parsons who have both worked extremely hard to complete their apprenticeships and come out as very good tradesmen. Well done to both of you and keep up the good work, if the rest of the apprentices need motivation to succeed this is it! Read More. . .

Christmas 2016

Natalie Munn - Friday, December 16, 2016
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Stuff The Bus

Natalie Munn - Friday, December 02, 2016
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Electrical Apprentice

Natalie Munn - Monday, February 29, 2016

Due to ongoing expansion we are looking for a new Second Year apprentice to join our busy service department

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Natalie Munn - Monday, February 29, 2016

We are looking for a fully qualified / registered electrician to join our busy service department. 
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Competence Training Program

Natalie Munn - Monday, January 18, 2016

All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work, this is a requirement of section 95 of the Electricity Act 1992.  To achieve this you are required bi-annually to carry out an approved competency training programme including First Aid and CPR.

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Christmas 2015

Natalie Munn - Monday, December 21, 2015
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Advantages of Dealing with a Reputable Electrician

Natalie Munn - Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Heat Pumps the Answer to Colder Months Ahead in Tauranga

Dave Manville - Thursday, April 09, 2015

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