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WorldSkills New Zealand is an independent, non-profit charitable trust founded in 1986, dedicated to encouraging excellence in vocational skills. Many people know WorldSkills for its competitions. This is just one part of what we do. We focus on competitions and the promotion and development of vocational skills and occupations throughout New Zealand.

WorldSkills New Zealand 2021

Top Young Aircraft Engineer Named

Left to right: Top placegetters — Michael Hey, Elliott Farnan, Tim Duncan

The search for New Zealand’s top young aircraft maintenance engineer is now complete. We are thrilled to announce 20-year-old Elliott Farnan, a North Shore aircraft engineer trainee from Air New Zealand Auckland, has taken out Gold and the title of “New Zealand’s best young aircraft engineer” in the 2023 WorldSkills New Zealand Aircraft Maintenance Competition.

Michael Hey (24) from Airbus New Zealand in Woodbourne followed closely with Silver, and Tim Duncan (21) from HeliSupport New Zealand in Wanaka, with Bronze.

One young engineer, from this trio of top placegetters, will be announced as New Zealand’s representative to the 47th WorldSkills International Competition in Lyon, France in September 2024.

You can view action from the two-day WorldSkills NZ Aircraft Maintenance Competition here

And read more about the competition and our national competitors here

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