Training & Education
What the job involves
Installing and repairing drain systems
This could include replacing drain fixtures, curb work, digging and measuring, placing infrastructure and concreting.
Using machinery and equipment
Following site requirements and safety
Jobs could include both large and small jobs on commercial, residential or public sites.
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Dan - Drainlayer
What is a normal day for you?
I start the day doing a health and safety pre-check and getting the machinery ready. Drainlaying is practical so you gain loads or experience. What we do each day is different. We work on our tasks until it’s completed. Most of the work is in the ground and then negotiating the drain area till you can sign off with the client.
What advice would you give to someone entering the job?
You got to be passionate about what you do and love it. I'm happy to wake up and go to work. I feel knackered at the end of the day but I know I have contributed to the build and the client.
Dan’s pathway into drainlaying?
Dan came into the industry unskilled, having no previous experience in drainlaying. City Care, his current employer, is paying for the Unitec National Qualification in Drainlaying. This means Dan can work while studying, learning and then applying the skills on site. Dan gain’s lots of experience from the practise at Unitec and City Care, working alongside managers who support him the whole way.
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