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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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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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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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.