New Zealand needs to find more than 12,000 engineers by 2022. There are more than 4,200 apprentices training in businesses across the country and more employers need to prepare for the future. Competenz has launched new apprenticeships in mechanical engineering, fabrication and mechanical building services. Play your part.
Signing up to an apprenticeship is a major investment – for employers and for apprentices. We understand the challenges employers and learners face, and offer two options.
The government has made it more affordable for employers to take on apprentices with two years fees-free industry training through Competenz. This means the fees usually paid by employers and apprentices in the first two years are free for some people.
When Cam Crawford left high school as a teenager, he was unsure what he wanted to do as a career. But it was an apprenticeship that set him on the path to success, and he now runs a multi-million-dollar company servicing New Zealand’s refrigeration, air-conditioning and mechanical building services industry.
Barry Robinson has trained dozens of apprentices throughout his career and says it’s vital for the future of the engineering industry.
“If you’re not training people do you expect other people to train your staff? You’ve got to grow them, they’re not going to grow on trees.”
You can advertise your apprentice vacancy via the Competenz online job board and we will drive jobseekers to your advertisement. Fill in our expression of interest form now.