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Improving Our Society and Promoting Learning

At UMS’ Auckland depot, our team members are driven to improve our society and promote learning through supporting local initiatives and educating our apprentices.

In September, our team members collaborated with a group of Year 11 students from Saint Dominic’s College to take part in a clean-up surrounding the Ranui areas. It is important for businesses, like UMS, to support local initiatives in order to promote a healthy community.

Year 11 Students - Improve Our Society - UMS

Year 11 Students - Improve Our Society

Here is what our team member had to say about the clean-up day:

“We sure do love supporting projects where youth local to our area put their hand up and come up with initiatives to take ownership of their hometown. A big shout out to the Year 11 girls from Saint Dominic’s College supported by our UMS team members, Richard, Alex, Dwayne and Kylee, who gave up part of their weekend to do a clean-up of the areas in the Ranui area. Your care for your community and volunteering spirit is to be admired lovely ladies and we couldn’t be more chuffed to have supported you on the weekend.”

UMS is committed to improving our society and believes that our team member should never stop learning as life never stops teaching. After all, young generations are our strength of our future.

Horticultural Apprentice - Improve Our Society - UMS

Our team member shared their thoughts on this learning experience:

“On Friday mornings one of our meeting rooms becomes a “learning hub” as our Horticulture Apprentices have group study time. Members of the wider UMS team take turns at joining the group study time to share their knowledge and this week it was, Team Leader, Richard Heteraka’s turn. Today’s discussion point – Rongoā Māori and the healing power of plants. Such a valuable and interesting topic! Keep up the great work Alex, Travis, Loretta and Tama and a big thank you for your mentorship Richard.”

Our values shape our culture and the way we do business. UMS seeks to support initiatives that benefit the local community and we also believe everyone should have the opportunity to realise their full potential.