Auckland Council staff shine in receiving Skills Active awards

September 18, 2018

Nerilee Murphy has taken out the Skills Active Māhaki award, which recognises an outstanding individual working in local government, who serves as a champion of on-job training for sport and recreation staff.

Nerilee, pictured above, is the group fitness manager at the West Wave Aquatic Facility in Henderson, as well as being a Skills Active assessor.

Auckland Council business capability and education specialist Jane Foote said that while Nerilee’s passion was fitness, she supported on-job training all areas of the facility. She added that Nerilee was tireless in her efforts to make sure staff were recognised for their hard work and learning, through the achievement of formal industry training qualifications.

West Wave had a high completion rate thanks to the hard work put in by Nerilee and the trainees, Jane said.

Meanwhile, the Skills Active Manaakitanga award, for an outstanding facility that promotes on-job training and qualifications, went to Lloyd Elsmore Pool and Leisure Centre. Pictured below are team members Matt Nash, Sue Rouse, Paris Saunders and Jody Harrison.

1809 Lloyd Elsmore

The team at Lloyd Elsmore always made staff development a priority, Jane said, and the facility was a great example of a group of trained and competent employees who created a safe environment that helped the community to feel confident in using the centre.