Opportunity to learn

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) quality assurance officer Anesh Prasad (left) observes technical assistants Josese Delai (middle) and Marcus Varea during their site visit to Kiuva in Tailevu recently. Picture: SUPPLIED

CADET engineers from the Fiji National University are on four months work attachment with the Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture (FHH JV) with students being coached through the processes relevant to their roles and how these impact the whole business.

A media release from the company yesterday said the cadet engineers, Marcus Varea and Josese Delai, were on attachment at the FHH JV Samabula Depot Maintenance Department.

Aged 23 and in his final year of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mr Varea, who is from Pepjei, Rotuma, works as a technical assistance to FHH JV manager rural East Elifasi Kirikiti.

“Understanding and doing hands on work really puts things into the picture,” said Mr Varea.

“The company also holds safety as an important priority and I think that’s one of the many things that I admire and strongly believe in. Safety at work and at the job sites really has a huge positive impact on both the people involved and the work being done,” he said.

Mr Delai, 30, is studying for his Diploma in Civil Engineering and is attached with the organisation as a technical assistant to FHH JV rural West area manager Asheesh Chand.

“Personally I have done attachment in two different companies before and FHH has been excellent in knowledge transfer and safety aspects. “Thank you FHHJV for giving us an opportunity to be part of the team,” said Mr Delai, who is originally from Nasilai, Nakelo in Tailevu.

According to the statement the cadet engineers have also had the opportunity to participate in training that includes basic first aid, standard operating procedures for potholes, RAMM Contractor, and leadership training.

It said the new student intake was a follow up to previous successful attachments of FNU students with the roading company.

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