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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.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trainee Technician

Mt Wellington | Optimum Air

- Great training on offer- Strong team culture- Lead into apprenticeship opportunityAbout the EmployerOptimum Air is a wholly-owned business of Airmaster Australia that’s been in business since 1988.  Airmaster has delivered professional management in air conditioning, ventilation, heating, process cooling and building automation throughout Australia and South East Asia.

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Light Fabrication Apprenticeship

Tawa | Aquaheat

Entry-level opportunity
Great learning environment
All you need to be is keen to learn!
 About the EmployerAquaheat New Zealand Limited is a well-established (over 60 years) national Mechanical and Building Services Contracting business focused on commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. Aquaheat provides a safe and equal opportunity place of work.

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NZ Apprenticeship in Plastics Engineering –Blow Moulding

Hillcrest, North Shore | Pharmapac

Entry-level opportunity
All PPE provided
Exceptional training on offer
About the CompanyPharmapac is a New Zealand owned company with more than 40  years in the business of designing, manufacturing and producing plastic packaging solutions for not only local but an ever-growing list of international clients.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice

Avondale | Sheet Metal Solution Ltd

Role based in Auckland - Avondale
Lots of variety on offer with this apprenticeship
Support for your success
About The EmployerSheet Metal Solution located in Auckland (and Christchurch) is a well-established privately-owned company equipped with modern machinery and run by highly qualified tradesmen with over 20 years of experience in the sheet metal...

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Heavy Fabrication Apprentice

Drury | Macweld Limited

Welding and Fabrication Services 
Excellent Management and Production Processes 
Excellent Workplace Culture on Offer 
 About the Employer Macweld is a business that focuses on providing a quality service, with products that are finished to the highest standards.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship

Takanini | Transcold Group Ltd

Transport Refrigeration Industry
Recognised Market Leader
Extensive Network
About the EmployerThis employer is looking for another apprentice to join the team and enroll in the Level 4 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeship Fabrication - Steel Construction

Onehunga | JP Engineering

Work alongside other apprentices
Excellent training and leadership
Secure work in a busy engineering workshop
About the EmployerJP Engineering has a great team with a wealth of knowledge meaning you will receive top-quality training. There are also two other apprentices who can help you with your learning.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice

East Tamaki | All Seasons Air and Elite Refrigeration

Long term and secure career path
Excellent training with highly specialist engineers
East Tamaki location
About the companyThis East Tamaki based company specialises in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning services and maintenance. Qualifying in this industry will give you a secure career.

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Light Fabrication - Furniture

Penrose | ISSA Furniture

Creative manufacturer of Furniture
Excellent long-term career path
Great training
 About the Company ISSA Furniture are a manufacturer and importer of commercial furniture based in Auckland. They pride themselves on excellent service and quality of goods. You can check out their work here: https://www. issafurniture. co.

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Machining Apprentice

Hastings | KRS 2003 Ltd

For those looking for an apprenticeship in sunny Hawke’s Bay we have an excellent entry level Fitting and Machining Apprentice opportunity with KRS 2003 Ltd based in Hastings.

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Light Fabrication Apprentice

Rolleston, Christchurch | Pei Group

Life-Cycle Support for Pressure Equipment
Highly experienced and qualified team
Business in growth mode
If you are looking for a Light Fabrication Apprenticeship in Christchurch then here is an entry level opportunity with Pei Group.

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Junior Fabricator

Rosedale | SRS Group

Great Communication and Team Ethic
Architectural Rigging Company
Support of Highly Skilled Engineers
For those looking for an apprenticeship in Light Fabrication we have an excellent Junior Fabricator opportunity with SRS Group based in Rosedale, Auckland.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice

Island Bay | Air Cool Engineering

Here’s a great Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprenticeship opportunity in Wellington with Air Cool Engineering (ACE).

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Mechanical Engineering Apprentice - Two Roles Available

Avondale | JMP Engineering Ltd

For those looking for an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering we have two opportunities based in Auckland with JMP Engineering Ltd.

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Mechanical Engineer Apprentices x 2

Papatoetoe | Richmann Engineering

Established food processing machinery manufacturer
Two Apprenticeships available
Lots of variety with this market leader 
For those looking for an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering we have two great opportunities with Richmann Engineering based in Auckland.

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General Engineering Apprentice

East Tamaki | Formtool Precision Engineering Ltd

For those looking for an apprenticeship in General Engineering we have an excellent opportunity with Formtool Precision Engineering based in Howick.

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Engineering - Heavy Fabrication Apprenticeship

East Tamaki | Metal Skills Ltd

State of the art premises with latest technology
Love working with metal - this apprenticeship is for you!
Diverse fabrication under one (very large) roof
Hunting for a Heavy Fabrication Apprenticeship with a focus on welding?  Then this apprenticeship opportunity at Metal Skills based in East Tamaki could be the one for you.

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General Engineering Apprentice

Masterton | Rufford Engineering

Excellent training on offer with this highly experienced team
Great culture in this family business
Lots of variety 
For those looking for an apprenticeship in the greater Wellington region we have a General Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity based in Masterton with Rufford Engineering.

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Maintenance Engineering Apprentice (Mechanical)

Hamilton | Visy

Genuine people-focussed culture
New state-of-the-art plant in Hamilton
Excellent training provided
About the EmployerVisy have an excellent culture where they recognise that their people make them stand out from the crowd and help them achieve their vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions.

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Maintenance Engineer Apprentice

Wiri, South Auckland | Visy (Board Division)

Genuine people-focussed culture
Household name employer
Excellent training provided
About the EmployerVisy have an excellent culture where they recognise that their people make them stand out from the crowd and help them achieve their vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions.

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General Engineering Apprentice

Palmerston North | Max Tarr Electrical and Industrial

Well established Palmerston North business
Specialists in infrastructure work
Long-term future for this role 
We have an exciting General Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity based in Palmerston North with Max Tarr Electrical and Industrial.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice

Onehunga | Metropolitan Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Business in growth mode
Excellent training on offer
Opportunity to develop a broad skill set
Metropolitan Air based in Onehunga Auckland have a fantastic opportunity for a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship

Freemans Bay | Edmond Air

Freemans Bay location
Well established family owned and operated
Great support for your apprenticeship
Here’s a great Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Engineering apprenticeship opportunity based in Freemans Bay with Edmond Air. About the EmployerEdmond Air is a well-established Auckland based business specialising in commercial air conditioning and ventilation.

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Light Fabrication Apprentice

Onehunga | Monarch Sheetmetals

Exceptional training here
Other apprentices on the team to learn alongside
Pre-trade an advantage (can start part time if currently studying pre-trade)
About the EmployerMonarch Sheetmetals have combined experience in sheet metal and engineering of more than 100 years.

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Mechanical Engineering Apprentice (Maintenance)

Matawhero | Juken NZ Ltd

Rare opportunity in Gisborne
Excellent training toward a trade qualification
Long term career security
About the EmployerJuken are a values-driven company with Integrity and Sustainability being two of their core values.

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Light Fabrication Apprenticeship

Palmerston North | Reese Engineering

About the EmployerReese Engineering are one of New Zealand’s most prominent agricultural equipment manufacturers. Their products are designed and manufactured in New Zealand and exported to more than 15 countries including France, USA, Ireland, UK, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada and Australia.

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Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice

Hornby | Tumblar

Friendly Hornby team
Hands-on maintenance role
Supportive and varied opportunity
About the EmployerTumblar offer a working environment where safety is a lived company value that their Maintenance Team role model every day.

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Heavy Fabrication Apprentice

Henderson | Jay Cee Welding

Workshop experience required (minimum 6 months)
Welding experience, use of a grinder and overhead gantry are all requirements for this role
Excellent training on offer
About the EmployerJay Cee Welding specialise in the fabrication and erection of structural steel for commercial and private projects.

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Light Fabrication Apprenticeship

Silverdale | Hibiscus Sheetmetals Ltd

Great small team environment
Variety of projects and learning
Pre-trade qualification an advantage
About the EmployerHibiscus Sheetmetals Ltd is a Silverdale sheet metal fabricating company that has been operating for over 20 years.

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Apprentice Maintenance Fitter

Ashley | Daiken New Zealand

Some hands-on machinery experience preferred
Excellent training provided
Premium product and company
About the EmployerDaiken provides the highest quality Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) to the world. They are a progressive and dynamic company that offers an on-going commitment to training and development.

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Machining Apprentice

Drury | Drury Engineering

Must have Engineering experience
Great job for a Drury local
Huge forward workload
About the EmployerDrury Engineering is a well-established machining and jobbing shop based in Firth Street, Drury, South Auckland. Their workshop has a milling machine and manual lathes and mills.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice

Waiuku | ACSL Group

Some industry experience required
Waiuku, South of Auckland
Quality training provided
About the EmployerACSL Group Ltd is a family-owned New Zealand business that was established in 2009. We operate out of our full-service premises in Pukekohe, providing support to the Auckland and Waikato regions.

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Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Mataura, Southland | Alliance Group Ltd

Professional hands-on Engineering team
Seeking local applicants
Excellent career opportunity with large scale organisation
About the EmployerAlliance is the second biggest food processing company in NZ and has seven plants throughout the country.

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Job Description

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Mataura, Southland | Alliance Group Ltd

  • Professional hands-on Engineering team
  • Seeking local applicants
  • Excellent career opportunity with large scale organisation

About the Employer

Alliance is the second biggest food processing company in NZ and has seven plants throughout the country. They have been supplying New Zealand’s finest grass-fed lamb, beef and venison for more than 70 years; their food is enjoyed in more than 65 countries around the world, from the rich tapestry of the United Kingdom to the intriguing and ancient wonders of Asia. You can read more about them here - https://www.alliance.co.nz/about-us/our-story/

About the Job

This opportunity is to work within the maintenance team that look after planned preventative maintenance at the Mataura plant. The team maintains, installs, and supports operations and operational equipment.

About you

We are open to either school leavers or those with some experience, the key here will be your attitude towards your work. This employer is looking for a motivated self-starter who is committed to work and a “do-er”.

You will have:

  • NCEA Level 2 Maths and English
  • A keen interest in engineering
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

If you enjoy working in a maintenance environment with a professional and hands-on engineering team, you’ll fit right in here.

 

To register your interest, please click on  Apply Now and attach a copy of your CV if you have one. 

Apprentice Plastics Technician

Avondale | TCI New Zealand

Excellent team
Secure long-term career
Extensive training
About the EmployerTCI is a privately owned Plastic Molding company based in Avondale. They manufacture a large range of plastic products for industry and retail from their massive, purpose-built factory.

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Job Description

Apprentice Plastics Technician

Avondale | TCI New Zealand

  • Excellent team
  • Secure long-term career
  • Extensive training

About the Employer

TCI is a privately owned Plastic Molding company based in Avondale. They manufacture a large range of plastic products for industry and retail from their massive, purpose-built factory.

About the job

They currently have an entry-level opportunity for an energetic and reliable person with good mechanical aptitude. In this job, you will be learning how to set up and program plastic injection machines and Robots. You will learn on-the-job and gain qualifications to support your experience. All training will be provided by the qualified team.

About you

The team work hard here so you are the type of person that will pitch in and do what is required to get the job done. You are keen to learn and have:

  • NCEA Level two mathematics and English
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Good initiative/‘can do’ attitude
  • Good work habits/time management
  • Keenness to learn

While a driver's license is not a requirement, the working hours can vary so you must be able to get yourself to work on time.

Hours of work

The team generally works 46 hours per week, over four to five days.

 

To register your interest in this opportunity, please click on Apply Now and attach a copy of your CV.

Engineering Apprenticeships

New Zealand | ATNZ

Ongoing support and guidance
Safety gear provided
Learn on-the-job
About the EmployerApprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) is the largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices in New Zealand. They are currently looking for mechanically minded individuals for a number of engineering opportunities.

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Job Description

Engineering Apprenticeships

New Zealand | ATNZ

  • Ongoing support and guidance
  • Safety gear provided
  • Learn on-the-job

About the Employer

Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ) is the largest employer of mechanical engineering apprentices in New Zealand. They are currently looking for mechanically minded individuals for a number of engineering opportunities.

About the job

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

The successful apprentice will be employed by the ATNZ Trust and assigned to a locally respected company where they will gain valuable on-the-job training while studying to become a qualified engineer.

About you

You will be a keen learner looking for a hands-on opportunity. Professionalism in the workplace will prove you successful in this role, so you will need to possess great reliability, punctuality and self-presentation.

Do you fit the profile?

  • Do you want to earn while you learn?
  • Are you committed to 3 – 4 years of study?
  • Have you completed a pre-trade course or have relevant experience?
  • Do you have NCEA level 2 in Maths and English?
  • Do you have a restricted or full driver's licence?

Hours of work

The hours of work will vary depending on the host company and will be discussed upon application.

 

Click on Apply Now to register your interest

Butchery Apprenticeship

Glenfield | Butcher Jacks

Award winning Glenfield butcher
Customer service and community are key here
Pride in maintaining butchery skills in this family run butchers
For those looking for a Butchery apprenticeship there’s an exciting opportunity with the long established and family run Butcher Jacks in Glenfield.

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Trade Butchery Apprenticeship

Lumsden | Lumsden Butchery

This is a Southland region Trade Butcher Apprenticeship opportunity with Lumsden Butchery.                              About the EmployerLumsden are very well established in the Southland region and under new ownership since the end of 2020.

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Post Press Operator - General Hand

Palmerston North | Fisher Print

Potential to lead into an apprenticeship opportunity
Great team environment
February start
About the EmployerFisher Print is a well-established employer that works with a wide range of local and national clients and jobs.

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Print Apprenticeship

Manukau | Opal NZ

School Leaver Opportunity
Excellent training on offer
South Auckland location
About the EmployerOpal is a large nationwide new and innovative renewable packaging company. As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and employs more than 4,500 team members across their operations.

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Signmaking Apprentice

Hamilton | Speedy Signs Hamilton

Excellent training with a well established Hamilton business
Great team culture
Good work variety
We have an exciting Signmaking Apprenticeship opportunity based in Hamilton with Speedy Signs. About the EmployerSpeedy Signs are a creative signmaking company who look after design, installation and project management for display and signage of any kind.

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Print Finishing Apprentice

Mt Eden | Soar Print

Soar are truly committed to their team
Work in a fun and dynamic environment
Earn while you learn a trade
About the EmployerSoar is passionate about printing – they've been doing it for 100 years! As a family-run business spanning three generations, Soar has seen a lot of printing trends come and go,...

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Screen Print Operator

East Tamaki | APC Innovate

Entry-level opportunity
Seeking super attitude and reliability
Stable career path 
About the EmployerAPC Innovate is an exceptional employer who likes to train and develop their people. They have a good work environment with nice premises and plenty of parking, based in East Tamaki.

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Apprentice Cabinetmaker

Waiheke | Tree Essence

Entry level opportunity
Based on Waiheke Island
Custom cabinetry and joinery in a non-factory environment
We have a fantastic entry level opportunity for an apprentice Cabinet Maker with Tree Essence based on beautiful Waiheke Island.

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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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