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Get whatever work experience you can
Do some summer work or labouring to gain experience and show future employers you’re motivated to work. Always ask for a reference when you finish a job.
Maintain a clean driver licence
Most employers need you to have a licence. It helps if you have your own vehicle and you’re comfortable backing a trailer.
Make a good CV
Include your NCEA Record of Achievement, any work experience you’ve had, and some references. Visit Careers New Zealand for some great tips on CV writing. If you’re still at school, ask your careers advisor for help.
Make the best of your job interview
At your interview:
- dress smartly
- arrive on time
- give clear answers
- give a firm, confident handshake
- make sure you say you want a career in the industry and that you want to do an apprenticeship.
Keep your options open for relocation – at the moment there’s huge demand for apprentices in Auckland.