General engineering apprenticeship

Manukau, Auckland

A pre-trade course will help set you up for success in this apprenticeship but it's not essential.
What is essential is being reliable, energetic and having a willingness to learn. A clean drivers licence is required for this apprenticeship as sometimes we install on site.

About us:

We're a small and friendly, long established family engineering business servicing the greater Auckland area. We carry out fabrication and installation to a very high standard for light to medium structural steel as well as machining, fitting, turning and welding. We enjoy sport so we produce sporting equipment such as goal posts and umpire stands. We're passionate about apprenticeships and passing on our expertise so come and join us to kick-start your trade career. We can guarantee variety and that no two days will be the same.

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Fitter/welder apprentice

Auckland

A relevant pre-trade course is a must for this apprenticeship and as you'll be getting out on site with our clients you'll need a full, clean drivers licence. If you have an elevated work platform licence that would be a bonus but not essential. Comfortable working with variety and at heights are also requirements for our work. Good verbal communication and customer service skills are key and we're looking for a team player with energy.

About us:

We're a team of highly skilled welding experts and machinists. Modern weld techniques, and our fully equipped machine shop make it possible for repairs to be a cost effective alternative to replacement parts. We repair everything from heavy machinery, engine blocks, machine parts through to tanks and marine parts. This means that we offer our apprentices a huge variety of experience and they get to work in our workshop and on site with our clients.

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Trades assistant

West Auckland

Our trades assistants drive to various sites picking up and dropping off gear. On your travels you’ll help out with painting, drilling and grouting. Back at the workshop you’ll look after inwards and outwards goods and other tasks. You’ll be switched on and have had a full, clean drivers licence. Good communication skills are essential and you’ll be comfortable picking up the phone to talk to our customers on your company issued phone. A reasonably high-level of fitness will set you up for success in this role and West Auckland based applicants are desirable. If you’re hard-working and determined there will be opportunities to progress your career. Our recruitment process is robust and includes drug and alcohol testing.

About us:

We are a West Auckland based structural steel company specialising in residential projects. You will see construction sites across Auckland as you get stuck in and work with our awesome team. We will take care of all of your task-based training, PPE and safety training – you’ll also be inducted by our dedicated health and safety supervisor. We’re a fun crew so a sense of humour is a must! We have a great social club which usually involves the boss putting on a Santa hat at Christmas, going to Eden Park to watch the All Blacks beat South Africa or crowding onto a boat and going round in circles on the Hauraki Gulf chasing fish.

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Steel fabrication apprentice

West Auckland

Our steel fabricators manufacture steel components used in residential projects. As an Apprentice we’ll support you through your qualification. You’ll be switched on and have had a full, clean drivers licence. Good communication skills are essential and you’ll be comfortable picking up the phone to talk to our customers on your company issued phone. A reasonably high-level of fitness will set you up for success in this role and West Auckland based applicants are desirable. If you’re hard-working and determined there will be opportunities to progress your career. Our recruitment process is robust and will include drug and alcohol testing.

About us:

We are a West Auckland based structural steel company specialising in residential projects. You will see construction sites across Auckland as you get stuck in and work with our awesome team. We will take care of all of your task-based training, PPE and safety training – you’ll also be inducted by our dedicated health and safety supervisor. We’re a fun crew so a sense of humour is a must! We have a great social club which usually involves the boss putting on a Santa hat at Christmas, going to Eden Park to watch the All Blacks beat South Africa or crowding onto a boat and going round in circles on the Hauraki Gulf chasing fish.

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Field service tehnician

Petone, Wellington

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be based in our New Plymouth in a team of 9 servicing the wider Taranaki region and a number of large clients.

About you

Our field service technicians (FST technicians) ensure our customers are safe and compliant against the NZQA fire safety standards by testing fire systems at regular intervals. We are looking for someone who is a great communicator with good reading and writing skills, is able to work both independently and as part of a team and has an adaptable, positive attitude. NZQA fire safety qualifications and previous electrical experience is advantageous but not required. A current full drivers licence is essential and a vehicle will be provided.

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Sprinkler fitter

Petone, Wellington

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be based in our Wellington branch servicing our large client base in the Wellington region.

About you

We are currently looking for a qualified sprinkler fitter but encourage applications from entry-level candidates with the right attitude who are willing to learn. You’ll have experience or training in the NZQA standards for sprinkler work, be physically capable as some heavy lifting is required, have a strong customer focus, good communication skills and be able to work unsupervised in a mixed skill-set team. A positive attitude and attention to detail is a must. A current full drivers licence is a required and a vehicle will be supplied.

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Sprinkler fitter

Napier

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be based in our Napier branch in a team of nine servicing the Hawke’s Bay region.

About you

We are currently looking for a qualified sprinkler fitter but encourage applications from entry-level candidates with the right attitude who are willing to learn. You’ll have experience or training in the NZQA standards for sprinkler work, be physically capable as some heavy lifting is required, have a strong customer focus, good communication skills and be able to work unsupervised in a mixed skill-set team. A positive attitude and attention to detail is a must. A current full drivers licence is a required and a vehicle will be supplied.

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Administrator – fire system compliance

New Plymouth

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be based in our New Plymouth branch in a team of nine servicing the wider Taranaki region and a number of large clients.

About you

Every commercial building in NZ must have at least one annual inspection to ensure that it has a working fire system and that adequate protections are in place. In this role, you’ll be in charge of monitoring the status of our New Plymouth and Napier customers, ensuring that inspections are completed on time. Ensuring we keep our customers safe is at the core of our business so this is a vital role. You’ll be the first point of contact for our valued customers so a professional and helpful manner, along with the ability to establish and foster relationships is crucial. You’ll be a great communicator, take initiative and have a high attention to detail. You’ll be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel and have a passion to learn. Previous experience in the fire protection industry is advantageous but not essential.

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Alarm technician – service technician

Palmerston North

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be based in our Palmerston North branch in a team of 25 servicing clients across the Rangitikei, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Horewhenua regions.

About you

Our alarm technicians carry out routine monthly and quarterly inspections of fire alarm protection systems in accordance with our policies and the NZ standards. You’ll be able to work unsupervised, build great customer relationships and have a positive attitude. You’ll possess good problem solving abilities and have a current full drivers licence (vehicle will be provided). Full support and training, along with an opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification will be provided to the successful candidate.

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Fire extinguisher technician

Masterton

We are New Zealand’s leading fire protection specialists and have been protecting people and property for over 125 years. We enjoy a reputation of providing the most capable and reliable safety products and services nationwide. Our 117,000 global employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure and security solutions. You’ll be part of our Palmerston North team of 25, servicing clients across the Rangitikei, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Horewhenua regions. This role will be located predominantly in our Masterton office.

About you

Our fire extinguisher (FE) technicians are responsible for the routine monthly and quarterly inspections of fire extinguishers. FE technicians also sell a number of portable fire safety products to existing and new clients. You’ll be able to work unsupervised, build great customer relationships and have a positive attitude. You’ll possess good problem solving abilities and have a current full drivers licence (vehicle will be provided). Full support and training, along with an opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification will be provided to the successful candidate.

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Agricultural engineering apprentice

Waipa District, Waikato

Our professional team of engineers are highly skilled, innovative and dedicated to providing top quality services. You'll need attention to detail at all stages of projects and a strong focus on customer satisfaction and finding solutions for each client’s requirements.
A lot of our work is outdoors and on site (not workshop based) so you'll need to be happy to work in that environment and be keen to get stuck in to a bit of everything. A relevant pre-trade course would be advantageous but we're just as keen to take on an apprentice who has the right attitude and wants to learn agricultural engineering.

About us:
We're a specialist team of engineers who have extensive experience in all facets of agricultural engineering design and implementation. Our engineering team is experienced in farm and rural community water reticulation, dairy effluent and wastewater treatment, agricultural and pastoral irrigation, land drainage and aquaculture systems design and construction. We are one of the leading national agricultural engineering technology companies in New Zealand, and have a reputation for successfully delivering innovative and customised engineering design solutions. Now looking for our next apprentice to come and join our highly skilled, innovative and dedicated team.

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Precision machining and toolmaking apprentice

Central Auckland

For this apprenticeship you'll need basic maths (multiplication) and trigonometry as you'll make calculations for using some of our machines. We can teach you this but you'll need to be willing to learn. All our work is in a workshop and we use computers to programme our machines so some degree of computer competency would also be a good start. There's a lot of communicating in our workshop so good communication skills will help set you up for success.

About us:
We're a well-established, modern machine shop specialising in the manufacture of precision-machined components and machine design and manufacture. We have extensive experience with stainless steel, titanium and alloys. We're an innovative company with highly experienced tradespeople and have made a point of training motivated staff to meet our standards in modern apprenticeships. We offer a clean and friendly working environment and are now looking to take on an additional apprentice who will be guaranteed lots of variety and interest as all our work is bespoke.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice

Morningside, Auckland

An interest in engineering and sheet metal would get you off on a good start for this apprenticeship. You'll get to work across a variety of metal applications and although you'll mostly work in our workshop there will be some getting out on site at our customers.
An eye for detail, being good with your hands and working out how to makes things work will help set you up for success. You'll need to be punctual, self-motivated and a good communicator.

About us:

Like many innovative Kiwi businesses, we started from humble beginnings and as a family. Since then this family operation has expanded and we now have over 300 years experience between the current employees. We're an industry vanguard for stainless steel and steel fabrication projects covering residential, commercial, construction and furniture applications. We consider ourselves traditional and we enjoy taking on apprentices and teaching them all we know about our craft. We can offer great working conditions, excellent training support and you'll be part of our well established family oriented business.

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Hydraulic Technician Apprenticeship

Rotorua

This apprenticeship is all about variety - you'll get to manufacture parts, repair, assemble and test hydraulic and mechanical equipment. It will suit someone happy with that variety and change. It goes without saying that you will be passionate about an engineering apprenticeship, be willing to live our values as a team player, demonstrate honesty and integrity and be willing to embrace innovation. Customer service is very important to us and you'll need to ensure all customers are treated courteously and efficiently and be comfortable with some customer-facing tasks.

About us:

We were established over 50 years ago, and remain a 100% New Zealand owned specialist hydraulic, engineering and controls company. Our vision is to be the leading integrated hydraulic and controls supplier within NZ, and a preferred partner to organisations looking for high quality and reliability-focused solutions. Apprentices are important to our business, and our success, and we're now looking for a new intake at our Whangarei and Rotorua operations. Come and join us as an apprentice and enjoy our values of teamwork, respect for others, trust and integrity and innovation and knowledge.

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Hydraulic technician apprenticeship

Whangarei

This apprenticeship is all about variety - you'll get to manufacture parts, repair, assemble and test hydraulic and mechanical equipment. It will suit someone happy with that variety and change. It goes without saying that you will be passionate about an engineering apprenticeship, be willing to live our values as a team player, demonstrate honesty and integrity and be willing to embrace innovation. Customer service is very important to us and you'll need to ensure all customers are treated courteously and efficiently and be comfortable with some customer-facing tasks.

About us:

We were established over 50 years ago, and remain a 100% New Zealand owned specialist hydraulic, engineering and controls company. Our vision is to be the leading integrated hydraulic and controls supplier within NZ, and a preferred partner to organisations looking for high quality and reliability-focused solutions. Apprentices are important to our business, and our success, and we're now looking for a new intake at our Whangarei and Rotorua operations. Come and join us as an apprentice and enjoy our values of teamwork, respect for others, trust and integrity and innovation and knowledge.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Palmerston North

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fabrication and steel construction apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Otago

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fabrication and refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Hawke's Bay

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fitting and machining, general engineering apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Wellington

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have general engineering, HVAC, fabrication, locksmithing and steel construction apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Marlborough

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fabrication and steel construction apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Rotorua

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fitting and machining apprenticeships available now.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Hamilton

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fitting and machining, fabrication and machining apprenticeships available now.

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General engineering apprenticeship

Hawke's Bay

We are the largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices in NZ and are looking for a mechanically minded individual who wants to start a career in mechanical engineering.

Training as a general engineer will give you a broad variety of engineering skills and knowledge. General engineers learn about fitting, machining, welding, maintenance, repair, hydraulics, pneumatics, and fabrication.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Auckland

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting a career in engineering. We have fitting and machining, general engineering, fabrication, HVAC, locksmithing and toolmaking apprenticeships available now.

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Upholstery traineeship

Dunedin

We're looking for someone to learn upholstery skills from covering simple dining chair seats to fully upholstering dining chairs and lounge suites, and on to more complex leather work and buttoning. While you don’t need previous experience in furniture making or upholstery, you will need to show an aptitude and desire to work with your hands and a willingness to learn. The type of work is quite manual and natural vitality and self motivation are a must. As an upholstery trainee you will be taught by a team of competent tradespeople and you will be working in an open plan factory, with around 22 other tradespeople and apprentices. We put a high value on improving skills and developing our team, and supporting traineeships and apprenticeships, so come along and join our supportive, friendly team and gain first class training.

About us:

We make quality wooden and upholstered furniture for rest homes, hotels, motels and some retail stores throughout New Zealand. With 150 years of furniture making behind us, we know what it takes to make good furniture that lasts for generations. We pride ourselves on providing quality New Zealand made products at affordable prices and delivering first-rate service on behalf of our valued customers. Our aim is to continue our commitment to quality, value and customer satisfaction so to be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate these values.

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Furniture finisher

West Auckland

We're looking for another apprentice to join our small team and like the others you'll need to be able to follow instructions and a process so that we get the perfect quality finish for our customers. To start with you'll be in the paint department learning how to prepare and undercoat everything from kitchens to furniture and shop fittings. Some physical work is required so you need to be happy with that and you will have great listening skills. We offer a safe, family orientated environment where you'll get a great variety of work and a good grounding for an apprenticeship in furniture finishing and polishing.

About us:
We've been in business since 2004 and built the company from the ground up, bringing together over 30 years of experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on using the best techniques to achieve the perfect finish. We have a colour mixing bank on site, and our colour matching is done by hand to ensure the best possible match. We are a small company but have the facilities and experience to be able to handle jobs large and small. We can offer a personal level of service and our motto is ‘get the job done right – first time'. We're now looking for our next apprentice to share our passion for the perfect finish and to live our motto!

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General manufacturing operator

General application

New Zealand needs productive, efficient and innovative workers to manufacture products for the world market. General manufacturing operators work in processing, production, assembly or distribution, usually in large businesses or factories. They can become highly skilled in their specific areas and there is room for advancement into team leader, supervisory and management roles.

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Bakery assistant (full time)

Rotorua

We are a great New Zealand company providing our customers with quality, range and value. We are built on a passion for retail, dedication and a commitment to making our customers’ experience more enjoyable every time. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and energetic person to join our bakery team. As we are a big company there are plenty of opportunities for career growth and development if you’re keen to learn. This a fixed term role from October 2018 to April 2019.

About you

Key responsibilities include assisting in the preparation and production of products, filling and maintaining the presentation of stock, ensuring customers are served in a friendly and efficient manner and working cooperatively in a team environment. You’ll follow company policies and procedures on occupational health and safety and food safety to ensure a safe working environment for customers and staff. You’ll communicate effectively with customers and staff, be able to work in a fast-paced team environment and have a positive, can-do attitude. To be considered for this role you’ll need to be available to work a flexible roster which may include evenings and late nights across all seven days of the week.

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Bakery assistant (fixed term, part time)

Motueka

We are a great New Zealand company providing our customers with quality, range and value. We are built on a passion for retail, dedication and a commitment to making our customers’ experience more enjoyable every time. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and energetic person to join our bakery team. As we are a big company there are plenty of opportunities for career growth and development if you’re keen to learn. We have two fixed term roles available from October 2018 to April 2019.

About you

Key responsibilities include assisting in the preparation and production of products, filling and maintaining the presentation of stock, ensuring customers are served in a friendly and efficient manner and working cooperatively in a team environment. You’ll follow company policies and procedures on occupational health and safety and food safety to ensure a safe working environment for customers and staff. You’ll communicate effectively with customers and staff, be able to work in a fast-paced team environment and have a positive, can-do attitude. To be considered for this role you’ll need to be available to work a flexible roster which may include evenings and late nights across all seven days of the week.

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Bakery assistant (part time)

Nelson

We are a great New Zealand company providing our customers with quality, range and value. We are built on a passion for retail, dedication and a commitment to making our customers’ experience more enjoyable every time. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and energetic person to join our bakery team. As we are a big company there are plenty of opportunities for career growth and development if you’re keen to learn. We have two bakery assistant roles available.

About you

Key responsibilities include assisting in the preparation and production of products, filling and maintaining the presentation of stock, ensuring customers are served in a friendly and efficient manner and working cooperatively in a team environment. You’ll follow company policies and procedures on occupational health and safety and food safety to ensure a safe working environment for customers and staff. You’ll communicate effectively with customers and staff, be able to work in a fast-paced team environment and have a positive, can-do attitude. To be considered for this role you’ll need to be available to work a flexible roster which may include evenings and late nights across all seven days of the week.

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Apprentice butcher

North Shore, Auckland

Tradition’s an important thing to us here and old-fashioned principles like careful maturing, generous cuts and a warm welcome are what makes our meat so special and our service so different. Therefore you’ll need to be comfortable in a customer facing role and providing excellent service in our retail shop. To be successful with us, and in this apprenticeship, you’ll need to share our passion for excellence in offering high-quality, healthy food.

About us:
The blue and white butcher’s apron has been worn for hundreds of years, and historically a broad blue stripe has always been the mark of a master butcher. Those who wear it have earned their reputation through years of hard work, and we’re proud to carry on their skills today. By supporting apprenticeships we are able to carry on those skills and are now looking for our next apprentice to join our “world famous” family oriented butcher and gourmet sausage making business.

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Butchery apprenticeship

General application

Butchery is one of the world’s oldest and most respected trades. You need supreme skill and technique to deliver high quality products. Butchers are responsible for deboning carcasses, curing and smoking, and preparing cuts of meat and poultry for sale in a safe and hygienic way. Butchery requires strength and precision, but also customer service and presentation skills. Butchers work in supermarkets, local butcher's shops, large production plants or freezing works.

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Bakery apprenticeship

General application

From craft to commercial - baked goods are a key part of the Kiwi diet and require a mix of scientific and creative skills to maintain high standards. Craft bakers can work in small bakeries, patisseries, cafes, supermarkets and restaurants. They bake and decorate a range of food products.Plant bakers work in factories preparing and baking goods such as bread, biscuits, cakes and pastries. They use production machinery to safely and hygienically prepare large volumes of food.

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Signwriter

Bay of Plenty

Our busy sign shop is located in the Bay of Plenty and we have an entry level opportunity to join our signwriting team. We're looking for someone with one to two years’ experience under their belt. If you live in, or are thinking about moving to the Bay of Plenty this could be the opportunity you're looking for. To join us in this role you'll need to have a good work ethic and be self-motivated and reliable. You'll have good communication skills as you'll need to communicate with your colleagues and clients. You'll be able to take direction and be flexible as our team also undertakes installations. Basic maths skills and a clean drivers licence (including manual) are required. You'll need to be willing to travel on occasion as our client base is nationwide.

About us:

We’re a long established company providing both local and national signage and installation services. As a company we have proven that we are passionate about educating and developing our team and providing a framework to do this. The signs team have a broad range of skills and over 200 years combined experience in the signage industry. From apprentice to management, staff are committed and long-serving. The dedicated team pride themselves in producing a consistently high standard of work delivered with time and cost efficiencies in the ever changing environment. This opportunity offers a diverse scope of works with which to enhance your current experience and a healthy team environment.

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Signwriter

Auckland

We’re currently looking for a signwriter with experience in digital set up, application and installation of signage. A general all-rounder who is self-motivated, reliable can work with accuracy and flexibility. To be considered for this role, you will have a minimum of three years’ industry experience, experience in laminating, mounting, signage, display and installation, vinyl application and vehicle wraps. You’ll have general basic carpentry skills and experience in construction and painting of signs. To be successful in this role it goes without saying that you’ll have excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, be a self-motivated team player with a great work ethic. You’ll also need a full clean drivers licence (automatic and manual) and be willing to be flexible with working hours on occasion.

About us:

We're more than just a sign writing company. Our focus is entirely on our client and meeting their individual requirements. We provide services that go beyond the norm to produce powerful results. Our professionals are here to help with re-branding makeovers or when starting up a brand new business. We maximise the budget you have available to provide quality signage that meets your needs. In the last few years, signwriting technology has evolved profoundly with computer and digital printing becoming increasingly popular. We are continuously expanding our skills to meet the demands of these modern advances and produce outstanding signs. Our team of creative and innovative signwriters combine traditional signwriting methods with modern computer techniques and machine technology. Currently looking to add to our innovative signwriting team we offer the latest technology, a huge variety of work, and a customer focused team environment who live our motto - "Design - Fabricate - Applicate - Install - Exhibit". If this sounds like you and you have the skills and experience for this role, then please apply now.

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Print finishing apprenticeship

Auckland Central

We're New Zealand's largest employer of mechanical engineering and manufacturing apprentices and we're on the lookout for mechanically minded individuals who are interested in starting their career.

About you

If you enjoy getting creative, working with technology and producing a useful product, a career in the printing industry could be for you. Print finishers use a range of hand and machine skills to put the finishing touches on a product. Including folding, embossing and gold foiling. This is an exciting opportunity where you will get valuable on-the-job training while studying to become a qualified print finisher.

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Signmaking apprenticeship

General application

If you want a career where you can get creative and use a variety of practical skills to produce a wide range of signage, signmaking could suit you. The signmaking industry is a diverse industry incorporating designing, building, painting, signwriting, applying graphics and installation. A career in signmaking allows you to get creative and use a variety of materials such as perspex, vinyl, plastic, metal, glass, and wood. Various methods are used to produce signs, for example computer-controlled routers for 3D lettering and shapes from various materials, cutting and applying lettering or digital imagery to panels, banners and vehicles.

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Packaging machine operator

General application

Packaging machine operators use specialist machines to create attractive, protective paperboard packaging for things like food, beauty products, household appliances and beverages. They also check that packaging meets specifications.

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Print apprenticeship

General application

If you enjoy getting creative, working with technology and producing a useful product, a career in the printing industry could suit you. Print designers/prepress operators design eye-catching printed material. Print machine operators work independently and in teams to produce many types of printed communications in different formats. Print finishers use a range of hand and machine skills to put the finishing touches on a printed product including gluing, stapling, folding, embossing and gold foiling.

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Forestry and logging worker

General application

98% of New Zealand’s wood comes from sustainably managed forests making this the ideal industry for the future. Forestry and logging workers plant, prune, measure, cut and clear trees from forests. They have good knowledge of trees and timber types, knowledge of tree pruning, felling, cutting and trimming methods, good mechanical operations skills (from chainsaws to heavy vehicles) along with firefighting, and health and safety skills.

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Turn your passion into your career and start earning while you’re learning.


Once you’ve got the skills you’ll be in hot demand. With lots of work out there, apprenticeships and traineeships will set you up for the future. On-the-job training is tertiary education, like a university or polytechnic, but the learning and assessment happens in the workplace. And those workplaces are more high-tech and highly skilled than ever. So what are you waiting for? Get into it!

Finish your training with a job - not looking for one

Gain practical skills from day one

Be in demand with a nationally recognised qualification

Anyone can do an apprenticeship, there's no age restriction

Competenz can help you start your career in one of our industries, we'll then support you through your apprenticeship.