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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.

Find a job with us – Competenz offers a recruitment service that matches employers and apprentices

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Apprenticeships – what you need to know

  • Generally, you need NCEA Level 2 passes in Maths, English or Science. This is because an apprenticeship is a level 4 qualification: completing these areas at school provides a good foundation of knowledge and learning
  • You will need New Zealand residency and the right to work in New Zealand to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • You will need to secure a job to begin an apprenticeship programme
  • Typically, an apprenticeship takes four years to complete
  • Once you get a job with the company/industry you like, you need your employer to enrol you into an apprenticeship with Competenz
  • You may be able to get all your training and assessment costs for the first two years of your apprenticeship for free. To see if you are eligible for Fees Free, visit feesfree.govt.nz
  • To make your apprenticeship official, you will sign a training agreement between your employer, yourself and Competenz
  • You are assigned a Competenz training advisor who visits you, on-the-job, four times a year

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