General Engineering Apprenticeship

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General Engineering Apprenticeship

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi 

Vertec is a new name for an already long standing business.
Originally known as Mullan and Noy (being first introduced into New Zealand in1919) with its core business being foundry and wrought iron fabrication, havingseen many changing faces and work sites adapted through many guises to become where we are today.

Some adaptations include Hamilton Precision Engineering, Mullan and Noy Stevenson group and Superior Pak New Zealand all the while staying true to engineering through general and precision machining, and design and fabrication to the waste industry

They create bespoke solutions for storage, containment and movement.


About the Opportunity  

Mō Te Huarahi  

Vertec is looking for their next General Engineering apprentice.

There is a variety of work with no two days the same and you will be learn about fitting, machining, welding, maintenance, repair, hydraulics, pneumatics, and fabrication.

Yes the workshop is dirty, the machinery loud, and you won’t need to go to the gym as there is heavy lifting – but you will part of a team and there are so many more opportunities at Vertec.


About You          


You’ll need to demonstrate a real passion for engineering to be successful in this apprenticeship and working with this highly regarded team.

And stickability to do the apprenticeship work (for 4 years)– you will be given time at work to do this.

You will need to:

  •  Be a team player – teamwork is key in this business culture.
  • Bring relevant pre-trade is preferable to demonstrate your desire to be an engineer – but not an absolute requirement.  If you’ve worked in a workshop environment or can show your keenness for engineering, then you’ll be considered.
  • Some previous welding experience would be a benefit.
  • Be physically fit as you’ll be on your feet a lot and lifting weights (to H&S standards)
  • Be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working with tools.
  • Have your Drivers licence – Restricted to start off with but aiming for a Full licence as driving to sites will be required during the apprenticeship.



Ngā Hāora  

Standard hours are 45 per week – with varying start and finish times depending on what you are working on.

The hourly starting rate is above minimum wage.



Te Tohu  

New Zealand Certificate in General Engineering (Level 4)

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate materials, processes, tools and equipment for the mechanical engineering task being undertaken.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering tasks to industry standards.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems, to the production of components and/or provision of services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment.
  • Practise effective communication within a mechanical engineering team and the wider workplace.
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the mechanical engineering field.
  • Build, maintain, and repair a broad range of machinery and equipment using fitting, machining, fabrication, hydraulics, pneumatics, and welding skills and knowledge.

Ready to apply?

Date Posted
April 11, 2022
General Engineering
Engineering - Fabrication