Excellence Shines in SolarHub’s South Coast Electrical Apprentices
Jed Reed and Joseph Askins Honoured for Outstanding Trade Skills and Commitment
2023 has been an excellent year for the SolarHub South Coast electrical apprentices, as Jed Reed and Joseph Askins both received awards for the outstanding quality of their trade, their commitment to safety, and their positive attitude in the field.
Jed awarded with Bert Evans Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to support apprentices in NSW who have experienced hardship in their personal circumstances while demonstrating capability for vocational education and training that leads to successful completion of their trade training.
Jed’s enthusiasm, attitude, and dedication to his apprenticeship and job at SolarHub have been of the highest standard. He has shown exceptional commitment to his trade by continuously topping his class at TAFE and working above and beyond to better understand the industry’s ever-changing standards and rules. Jed’s professionalism and dedication have earned him a valued place on the SolarHub team, and we are looking forward to see Jed progress to become a senior electrician with the company in the coming years.
Jed is a conscientious and reliable apprentice who lives in regional Southern NSW and travels up to 400km+ per day. His commitment to his apprenticeship has been tested by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing pressures, and the impact of fires in the area. The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship will help Jed overcome these challenges, allowing him to gain diverse career development opportunities and further his skills and knowledge in the electrical trade.
As a company, SolarHub is proud to support Jed’s apprenticeship and his journey to become a fully qualified electrician. We congratulate Jed on this significant achievement and wish him all the best as he continues to excel in his apprenticeship and beyond.
Joseph Askins wins NECA NSW Runner Up Apprentice of the Year Award
The NECA Awards are renowned as the highest accolade in the electrical and communications industry. Open to all NECA members and their apprentices, it is a competitive platform where Joseph, through dedication and exemplary skills, has risen as a standout candidate, in an extensive pool of apprentices throughout the NSW State.
Joseph’s commitment to safety within the solar industry made of him an example with his colleagues, where he actively participated in the implementation of advanced workplace health and safety policies at SolarHub. As the longest-standing field staff member on the South Coast for SolarHub, Joseph played a pivotal role in fostering a safety-first culture and ensuring newcomers embraced these life-saving policies.
Joseph’s impressive academic performance at TAFE, coupled with his skills for sharing industry knowledge and experience, solidified his position as a role model among peers. In a relatively short time in the electrical industry, he has gained extensive on-the-job experience, working on diverse and complex projects ranging from data and communications to switchboard upgrades, fault finding, testing, and compliance. Joseph’s proactive approach and problem-solving abilities have earned him recognition as a go-to resource within the team.
“Joseph’s growth and dedication have been a privilege to witness, says Darrell Bull, Joseph’s mentor at SolarHub. “He’s not just a colleague but a mate, and I’m excited to see his future accomplishments.”
SolarHub extends its heartfelt congratulations to Jed and Joseph on these remarkable achievements and reaffirms its commitment to supporting the development of exceptional talent within the renewable energy sector.