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Apprentice auto electrician Tyne Reedy still pulling things apart

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AFTER years spent pulling apart old home appliances, Tyne Reedy is now putting his curiosity to good use as an apprentice auto electrician with Quality Roading and Services.

“I have always liked tinkering with stuff,” says Tyne, Ngāti Porou. “I used to take my old man’s stuff apart, like a weed eater for example, and I would forget to put it back together, which never went down well!” he laughs.

Reedy has been with QRS for two years and is enjoying the work environment and the chance to learn again. A good student at Wairoa College, Tyne was at Massey University for six months studying for a science degree before he came back to Wairoa to start a family.

Tyne is supported by QRS as he earns his New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering through the industry training organisation MITO. As well as studying in the evenings and at work, he attends a monthly study hub in Wairoa with apprentices from other trades. He also travels around the North Island to attend block courses. “I have always wanted to do some sort of apprenticeship, so this is great. QRS is a happy place to work and I’m learning, which is what I like.”

When we caught up with Tyne he was busy checking the operation of, and performing minor repairs on, the huge variety of vehicles and plant that comes into QRS’s well-equipped workshop.

He loves working on diggers, rollers, and utes, some of which could have been operated by his father, QRS stalwart Paul Reedy. “Oh yes, when he’s got something in here, I hear all about it,” bemoans Tyne!

Tyne, 26, recommends QRS to anyone who is looking for a way to learn and earn. “As long as you come with the right attitude it will be fine.”

6 June 2023

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