Trades and Apprenticeships

Leaving school soon? Good at making things and solving problems?

What about an apprenticeship?

Some apprenticeships you have to hunt out for yourself, but there are also organisations that will employ you directly, and / or may help organise your placements with employers. Check out:

  • ATT – plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying and electrical apprenticeships
  • Masterlink – plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying and roofing apprenticeships
  • ETCO– electrical apprenticeships
  • ATNZ – fabrication and maintenance engineering (fitters and turners, CNC operators and toolmakers) fire protection and locksmithing
  • MITO – for information on apprenticeships in the automotive industry – from engineering, mechanics, electrical and body work.
  • HITO – Thinking of becoming a hairdressing, barbering or beauty professional. Apprenticeships may be available now, check out their Apprenticeship information here.

For those of you thinking of building or construction as potential future pathways – check out BCITO– they can help you navigate the apprenticeship process once you have successfully negotiated a placement.

Keen to work on the land? Farming or agricultural or horticultural roles might just interest you – check out Primary ITO to find out more about apprenticeship roles and schemes available.

The NZ Defence Force also offer the opportunity for people to gain trades and other future careers – see their Careers information on how you to access training support.

Toi Ohomai also offer managed apprenticeships via some of their faculty programmes – carpentry and automotive engineering at this time – but other faculties – hospitality, culinary arts, and others – have excellent connections into local employment situations.

For more advice on apprenticeships, come in and see the Future Pathways team or check out – apprenticeship information.