Nearing 20 years at UGL, Adam Sizmur, Supervisor, has seen a lot of change at UGL, but many of the people have remained consistent with familiar faces from the beginning of his apprenticeship.
Adam’s decision to join UGL saw him follow in the footsteps of his father who worked in the Mackay workshop for more than 30 years from the early 1980s through to the mid-2000s.
“He was the person that told me about the apprenticeships going at that stage. I always knew UGL. No regrets,” says Adam.
“I think we worked together for about 10 years. His role was the electrical quoter/ contracts manager for the electrical shed, and my role was as a tradesperson on the floor at that stage. It was good to have someone here that I could go and ask for their opinion.
“He was mainly office-based so you wouldn’t see him too much out on the floor, but I’d see him every afternoon because we would go home together and come to work in the morning together.”
It’s not just a good working crew that’s kept Adam in the job, but also diversity of the work.
“Not being stuck doing the one job made me want to stay. I’ve been very happy so that’s why I’ve stayed this long and changing roles/ duties also helps regenerate you, so you want to be here,” says Adam.