Thomas Holdsworth

  • Thomas Holdsworth

JOB: Quantity Surveyor, Fletcher Residential Ltd – Fletcher North Auckland Region
QUALIFICATION: National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
“I had been a qualified carpenter for a number of years and felt I needed to get off the tools. I wanted to stay in construction so I expanded on what I already knew. Unitec offered everything in study I needed to make those steps, and I enjoyed learning new skills and making new friends along the way.

Without my qualification, I wouldn’t be in my current job. I love everything about it - learning new skills, being part of great crew, the money. Not having to work in the weather and being close to home is great too.

Working full-time and studying was hard, but it was the best thing I have done for my future and I’m proud of completing the qualification. Now I work for a company that looks after me and I have a sense of achievement and security in my life. I want to be the best I can be doing quantity surveying for Fletcher Residential and I plan on going back to uni to study a management paper and moving up in the company in a couple of years.”