Becoming an apprentice means learning a new trade while you work. You’ll get a globally-recognised qualification and hands-on job experience, plus you’ll get paid so you won’t go into debt. The more qualifications you get, the more you can earn.
You may be interested in upskilling where you work now, or starting out in a new job. Anyone can do an apprenticeship if they’re aged 16 or older, legally reside in New Zealand, and hold a current driver license. You must have citizenship, permanent residency or a valid visa to work in New Zealand. The average length of an apprenticeship is three to four years.
Apprenticeships can help open doors to owning your own business, or working overseas.
A great career can start anywhere, as long as you’re keen to learn - even at the place you already work. An apprenticeship gives you more skills, choice and opportunities. A wide range of industries offer apprenticeships. Find out more about the one that’s right for you.