Get a hand up from us in the industry you want!
Competenz helps you get started in one of our industries, then supports you throughout your apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is working while receiving on-the-job learning and training. Once you’ve got the skills, you will have set yourself up for a lifelong career as a tradie, manager or business owner.
Firstly, you will need to find a job.
Competenz offers a recruitment service that matches employers and apprentices.
Earn while you learn and become qualified in three-four years. That’s right: No student loans, tuition fees and hopefully NO debt!
Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential to progress in your career quickly. You can also begin to earn a good salary much earlier on in your life.
Welding, fabrication, machining, fitting, servicing, repairs – a mechanical engineer has the knowledge and skills to do it all.
Bakers make and decorate pastries, cakes, biscuits and breads. This can be in bakeries, cafes, supermarkets, restaurants or large-scale factories.
Furniture and cabinet making
Using wood and other materials, furniture and cabinet makers create items then upholster them with fabrics and leathers, before applying finishes.
Maintenance engineers ensure equipment and machines run reliably and smoothly, using computerised systems to oversee routine repairs.
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Deboning, curing, smoking and preparing meat is all in a day’s work for a butcher. They require strength, precision, customer service and presentation skills.
Print workers produce printed items we use, see and read every day. Some roles are technical, others are more customer focused.
Working with metals, fabrication engineers make everything from kitchen sinks to steel tanks – and even help build skyscrapers.
If there are no listings for the industry you are interested in:
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» Contact an employer directly to see if there are any opportunities to secure a job and begin your training.
“I’ve learned a lot of things in my apprenticeship training that my friends, who are doing engineering degrees, haven’t even heard of. Practical experience counts for a lot, it gives you a deeper understanding of what you can do.”
“One minute we could be fabricating a sign frame to install signage on a building, then we could be doing some engineering like welding, or electrical work with LED lights to illuminate a sign. There are a lot of skills in signmaking that people outside the industry often don’t think of.”
“I went to America for a practice training round for welding, then Australia the week after for work, then across the Tasman again for another competition. Welding is leading me all over the place, it’s filling up my passport!”
ATNZ engineering apprentice and 2019 Worldskills Competitor
“The skills that I’m learning while doing my apprenticeship will stay with me forever. I can take them with me overseas. It just opens up so many options.”
Maintenance engineering apprentice
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