Name: Ernest Munyukwi
Organisation: A Plus Class Projects (PTY) LTD
I completed my apprenticeship in Zimbabwe from 2001 to 2004, where I gained a solid foundation in plumbing techniques and practices. Upon relocating to South Africa, I continued to expand my skill set by working on a diverse range of projects, including residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing. My commitment to excellence led me to successfully pass my Trade test in South Africa in 2022, resulting in my licensing as a professional plumber.
I am proud to have also obtained recognition internationally. My membership with CIPHE UK began as a trainee, and I am now a fully qualified member. In addition, I am registered with the engineering board of the UK as an Engineering Technician, underscoring my dedication to upholding the highest industry standards. My affiliation with IAPMO further exemplifies my dedication to continuous learning and professional growth.
Having worked across various sectors of plumbing, I possess a comprehensive skill set that encompasses both the technical aspects and customer-centric service. From routine residential maintenance to intricate commercial installations, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to deliver exceptional results. My attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and commitment to safety make me a dependable professional who can thrive in any plumbing environment.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Ernest's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
When you have to deal with the social life of worker when they bring it to you, looking for solutions
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
After I became a licensed Plumber, I felt that I have to be open my own business
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
We schedule with any according to the call we have for that day, with a room for emergency
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Hardwork always pays off
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
I am not book reader, but I believe In education as the best inheritance
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
I will say work hard, although the journey can difficult at first but eventually you can surpass and enjoy the fruit of your labour, and don't stop learning the new tricks
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
It's that in life you have to push until you get there, and don't wait for someone to do the job for you, do it by yourself.