Engineering apprentices keep New Zealand moving

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.

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Which apprenticeship option is right for your business?

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.

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Two years fees-free industry training

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.

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Here’s how we work with you

Our job is to make apprenticeships as easy as possible. When you want a new or existing employee to complete an apprenticeship, Competenz supports you and your team from start to finish.

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Engineering apprenticeships

Mechanical engineering

  • Fitting and machining
  • General engineering
  • Machining
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Toolmaking


  • Heavy fabrication
  • Light fabrication
  • Steel construction

Mechanical building services 

  • Environmental control systems
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Specialist ventilation and fluid conveyancing systems
  • Non-potable water systems
  • Medical and laboratory gas systems

Find your next apprentice

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.

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