Apprenticeships are when you “earn while you learn”.  Most apprentices train and qualify in a trade while working in that trade. In New Zealand there is currently a high demand for training “on-the-job”. On  completion of training, apprentices gain one or more national trade certificates.

Useful links:

1.  Careers NZ website information about apprenticeships         

 Information about Apprenticeships

2. List of Industry Training Organisations offering Apprenticeships in New Zealand            

Industry Training Organisations

3. Got a Trade website 

Got a Trade

Find paid employment

For students who wish to enter the paid workforce, there are a wide range of resources and websites that can help you prepare. Here is a small selection of sites that may be useful: 

How to search for work

10 steps to job hunting

School Leavers Toolkit - Getting a Job

Job Hunters E Book