A Competenz Te Pūkenga apprenticeship is a structured training programme that combines theoretical and on-the-job training which results in a Level 4 trade qualification. Competenz Te Pūkenga provides apprentices with additional mentoring and support throughout their training. An apprenticeship takes 3-4 years to complete, arming the learner with the skills that are needed by industry.
Apprenticeships are formal arrangements between an employer, learner, and Competenz Te Pūkenga. This three-party arrangement ensures that learners are supported in achieving their learning goals.
Attraction and retention of staff who have the skills that are needed today and in the future is an ongoing challenge for many industries. Demonstrating a commitment to training your people to achieve industry-approved qualifications has numerous benefits for your people and your business.
Your employee needs to be 16 years of age or older and a New Zealand Citizen or Resident with the right to work in New Zealand. Employees already working in your business without formal qualifications can have their skills formally recognised.
A Competenz Te Pūkenga account manager or training advisor will analyse your current and future business needs and develop training plans that address any gaps.
Inconsultation with industry, Competenz Te Pūkenga has built a range of programmes that address the needs of your industry. View our 'Trades Guide' for an in-depth overview of each qualification.
There are a few funding options available to help with the costs of taking on an apprentice. Check out our funding page for more details.
Interested in exploring apprenticeship options for your team? Contact us now.
Our Elev8 training model ensures that your apprentice receives the correct training, wrap-around support and mentoring they need to succeed, whether you are upskilling existing staff or hiring new staff into an apprenticeship role. Competenz Te Pūkenga is responsible for facilitating the training and support for learners (and their employers) throughout their apprenticeship, including regular site visits, organising attendance at block courses, study groups and night school classes, if appropriate.