Mexted performance sports surfaces
Young school leaver Jamayne Kitiseni is loving his new role at Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, a well-established Porirua business.
Jamayne entered the role straight after finishing Year 13 at Aotea College and is learning the ropes as a sports turf technician. “I love getting up in the morning and not knowing what I’ll be doing that day – I’m always doing something new.”
He says the opportunity has given him confidence in himself and the confidence to learn more and try new things.
His boss is Cameron Mexted, someone he says is easy to talk to. “It’s great to be able to talk to him and know that he sees me not just as an employee but as a human being!”
Cameron says Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces joined as a Youth 2 Work Movement partner because they are looking for good workers and like the idea of giving young locals the chance to get into the sports turf sector.
“It also gives us the chance to try and mould them into doing things the way we want them done and is an opportunity to give back to the local area.
“Working with the Youth 2 Work team we know the candidates that are put forward have been screened – they want to work and are happy to put in the hard mahi to get the treats,” he says.
Jamayne says he is thankful for the opportunity to work full time and learn new skills and Cameron says it’s great to have Jamayne on board.