About Us

Our Philosophy

At The Training Generation we specialise in guiding and supporting employers and employees in the energy and steam generation industries.  Employer and Employee safety is paramount when working in the industry – we take this safety seriously.

We do not believe that ‘just enough’ information is developing a safe and skilled workforce, so we strive to deliver above and beyond the minimum standards required and develop the future of New Zealand’s energy and steam generation industry workforce to be among the best in the world.

Our Story

The brain child of Ewen and Robyn Graves; both with power generation in their blood, a passion for training and helping others reach their full potential.
Ewen’s father was Station Manager at Rugeley ‘A’ Power Station in Staffordshire, UK. Ewen gained qualifications in England and New Zealand as an Operator and working on commissioning projects, to then become a registered assessor and moderator for the New Zealand power industry.
Robyn’s father emigrated to New Zealand in the 1960’s and was a key player in commissioning at Kawerau, Karapiro and Marsden, and went on to manufacture Gas Turbines and become a tutor for apprentices in the industry. Robyn has held senior management roles in Training and Development, sales and purchasing, business analysis, web development and within ITO’s.

The Training Generation offers experience from over 30 years in the domestic and overseas steam and electricity generation industry, across a wide range of operating platforms including coal, oil, wood, gas and geothermal power stations, and from training management in various industries around New Zealand.

We have enhanced the program to meet the NZQA standards with improved processes and assessment resources whilst meeting the need for improved industry competencies.  

Our team has worked with adult trainees and mentoring in career development, including preparation and delivery of training resources for the likes of Fonterra, Genesis Energy, Contact Energy and other industries around New Zealand, as well as large generation companies in the UK.

Directors Ewen and Robyn Graves’ experience in training spans over 40 years collectively, in a number of industries both around New Zealand and overseas. 

Ewen has been significantly involved in training in the UK and in New Zealand, being a technical subject matter expert (SME) as well as having the understanding of the qualifications to mentor managers and trainees in training pathways. Ewen is a registered moderator for the ENCHEM and Electricity Supply operator qualifications in New Zealand.

Contact us to discuss your learning and assessment needs and your internal training programmes on your own site.