ECTO Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations Opal – ETCO Apprentice of the Year 2019

The recent ETCO Apprentice of the Year awards was a spectacular evening. The lads took a back seat at the recent ETCO’s, with the two most prestigious apprentice awards both going to outstanding young women. On November 29th, AB Electricals’ very own Opal Vickery, was named the recent ETCO Apprentice of the Year, at Rydges Hotel, Auckland.

Opal joined the AB Electrical team as a fully registered tradesman in September 2019.  She has quickly proven to be a valuable tradesman making a positive impression with customers and fitting in very well with the team.

The ETCO Apprentice of the Year is an annual award based on nominations from over 700 electrical apprentices and is a much-coveted award within the industry.

AB Electrical is delighted to have Opal join the team as their first female tradesman, and certainly looking for this to be a pathway for other female apprentices or tradesmen to join the AB Electrical team

AB Electrical is proud to support women in the Electrical Industry. If you are thinking about getting into a Trade, consider becoming an Electrician. You can find out more information with ETCO (The Electrical Training Company). They help with training, employment, and placement of electrical apprenticeships.

Becoming an electrician opens so many opportunities and specialty paths that lead to a life-long rewarding career. There are many positions and opportunities.  These range from being part of a business at a trade level, through to middle management, engineering roles or owning and running your own business.

Once again, Opal, we are very proud of your achievement, and you are an invaluable member of the team.