CULTURE AND VALUES
For Aotea Group, a non-corporate private ownership culture promotes an excellent work environment where staff at all levels are encouraged to participate in and contribute to process improvement. Regular staff meetings, team building, social events and individual staff reward foster an environment of minimal staff turnover that maintains a high level of expertise and resource allocation.
Almost all operational management has been sourced from internal promotion. This has allowed the companies to retain and build on the wealth of the experience we have gained and allowed continued nurturing of the strong identity our staff hold as being part of this successful team.
Our Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown companies have also initiated a staff share scheme. This scheme is independently audited and complies with the Securities Commission guidelines.
Commitment to the Electrical Industry
All Aotea companies are active financial members of ECANZ (Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand). We pride ourselves in maintaining representation on local ECANZ committees within most areas. And we are proud of the fact that one of our major shareholders, Murray Hughes, has been a past president of the association.
To show our commitment to the future development of the electrical trade, all companies carry a healthy number of apprentices. The progress of each individual apprentice is monitored regularly by a senior member of staff within each branch. this senior member of staff is tasked with providing ongoing mentoring to our apprentices and ensuring that they remain focused on their education and training.
Every year apprentices from Aotea are encouraged to compete in the ECANZ Apprentice Challenge, held by ETITO. This is a national competition which aims to help the personal development of our apprentices, and assist them to benchmark and showcase their skills.
The Aotea group is also committed to the ongoing personal development and training of every one of our staff. Many of our trade staff are furthering their specialist skills at various polytechnics, and several of our managers and supervisors are developing their management skills through local polytechnics and universities.
All divisions within each company are directly managed by a divisional manager with supporting supervisors. This focus ensures development of our diversified range of services, and also ensures that everyone of our customers is treated with the right amount of professional personalised courtesy and support.
The reputation of Aotea Electric has been built on delivering a superior performance achieved through teamwork. we strongly believe that through working closely with and understanding our customers we are able to provide a quality service on time. All customers can expect the best possible service delivered by a responsible company.