Have you considered that the people your business needs might already be on the payroll? 50% of the employers we work with are actively upskilling their existing employees. Investing in training with Competenz Te Pūkenga helps retain your best people and ensures they are well-equipped to handle the future needs of your business and match your ambitions. We can spot existing talent or help you find new learners, and customise a training plan that suits your business and gets your team NZQA-recognised qualifications.
Looking for a newbie, novice or newcomer to join your team? Our free recruitment service makes it easy to find the right candidates for your business. Write and post your job advert easily using our step-by-step ad builder, and we'll take it from there with the introductions and make sure your business is set up to help your learner succeed.
Watch the video below for an introduction to how the three-way partnership works between Competenz Te Pūkenga, the employer and the learner. Some of the ways we work with you and your learner:
Our customised training programmes help your employees grow new strengths, gaining skills and knowledge that have been endorsed by industry.
Training programmes can be apprenticeships (3-4 years), or short programmes and traineeships (6-18 months) that may result in a New Zealand Certificate, a qualification recognised on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.*
Our account managers or training advisors will work with you to explain our training programmes and develop a training plan, to meet the specific skills your business needs to build its future success.
Competenz Te Pūkenga is one of New Zealand’s work-based learning organisations. We arrange training for apprenticeships and other on-the-job qualifications, supporting employers, job seekers and people with jobs in our industries. We work with more than 3,500 companies and 12,000 learners in 37 industries around New Zealand each year to build skills, careers and businesses. To do this, we partner with employers, apprentices, schools, training providers and assessors across the country.
Te Pūkenga is the result of a merger of 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and 9 transitional industry training organisations (TITOs), creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.
You, the apprentice, and us
There are three parties to a New Zealand Apprenticeship - the apprentice, the employer, and an industry training organisation like Competenz Te Pūkenga. Each party has unique responsibilities.
We build a training plan to support your business
Our account managers or training advisors work with you to understand your business and the skills you need for success. Then they agree to a tailored training plan with you to help your employees gain those skills. Most of this learning takes place on the job.
We support your employees as they learn
We provide training materials and online learning, visit your workplace to check on progress, and arrange for your employees to complete any off-job training they need.
We confirm your employees' new skills
We arrange assessments to confirm your employees have built their skills, and register their success with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
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