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16 January

How to get an apprenticeship

Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice with the BCITO

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How to get an apprenticeship
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How to get an apprenticeship

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Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice with the BCITO

BCITO apprentice career progression

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Hear about the career aspirations of BCITO apprentices once they've qualified.

Things employers look for in an apprentice

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Find out from employers what you need to bring to the job to become an apprentice

Getting your first job in the industry

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Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice with the BCITO

Why Choose Building and Construction

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Hear why you should consider a career in the building and construction industry.

What it's like to be a BCITO apprentice

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Hear from BCITO apprentices about their typical week and what they get up to after work.

Painting & Decorating Apprentice Desiree Turner

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Desiree enjoys hunting & fishing, 4WDing and is putting her painting and decorating skills to use renovating her house.

Carpentry Apprentice Cale Marshall

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Cale enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking, find out why Queenstowns a great place to be a carpentry apprentice.

Carpentry Apprentice Anna Clearwater

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University wasn't for her, now she's a bcito carpentry apprentice who enjoys going to the gym and boxing.

Not your average shed - episode 1

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What’s this NOT YOUR AVERAGE thing all about then? New Zealand is desperately short of tradies. So, we’ve assembled an expert team of apprentices to build Not Your Average Shed, to show you what being a tradie is all about. They've only got 3 weeks to get the job done, before we auction it off for charity. Come an visit us at Sylvia Park, Auckland from 29 March - 21 April, and keep watching at BCITO.TV.

What's this all about?

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Not Your Average Bloopers

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What does Anna really think of Russ and Cody? What does Dean spend all day doing? Discover Cody's many talents. Find out just how much fun it is to work in the New Zealand building and construction industry with a look at the Not Your Average bloopers. If you want to have this much fun, find out more about an apprenticeship at bcito.org.nz/register

You get this on the big jobs - episode 2

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"You get this on the big jobs... Good builders are good problem solvers" Cody (Site Foreman) 

Definitely Not Your Average way to start the build. Find out what happens when the hydraulics blow when moving our shed floor into place.

The Inspection - episode 3

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There's so much to do before our first inspection. Will we get everything done in time? And, will we pass?

Back on track - episode 4

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Find out if we passed our inspection. You'll also see what the Not Your Average team have been up to over the last week, where the shed is at, and who can drive a go kart the fastest.

The grand reveal - episode 5

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Three weeks later, and Not Your Average Shed has gone from an idea to reality. The apprentices involved in the build are taking great satisfaction in seeing the end result. Are you ready to see the end result?

Did someone say BBQ?

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We've got the BBQ sizzling, ZM's Black Thunders giving stuff away, BCITO staff talking about apprenticeships, fun and games, tradies to watch and a Not Your Average Shed to see. Come on down to Sylvia Park and check it out.

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Not Your Average Site Manager

Meet Cody. 

He's just become a qualified builder. He's NOT YOUR AVERAGE Site Manager...

He's 22 years old, got a dog, a missus, and a boat. And, he's in charge of our NOT YOUR AVERAGE SHED build. 

Living the dream!  

Who is Russell?

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Not Your Average Project Manager

Meet Russell. Roller hockey player and coach. Public Speaker. Organised. Efficient. Always on the go. 

He's NOT YOUR AVERAGE Project Manager...

His dream shed involves a comfy couch, a big screen TV, sports, a cold ale and a sign that says 'gone fishing'. So, I wonder what he's got up his sleeve for our NOT YOUR AVERAGE SHED?

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Meet Anna. She’s NOT YOUR AVERAGE Building Apprentice. She gave Uni a go, but it wasn’t for her. So, she started an apprenticeship and never looked back.

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Carla is NOT YOUR AVERAGE BCITO Apprentice.

She's got life experience, she's a mum, she's determined, she's got perserverence AND she's got huge potential. Look out Cody!

Being deaf never stopped Mark

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Mark is NOT YOUR AVERAGE Apprentice. He's deaf, but that hat hasn't stopped him from persuing a career in the New Zealand building industry.

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Meet Richard. He's Not Your Average Flooring Apprentice. Based in Putararu

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Meet Logan. He's Not Your Average Painting and Decorating Apprentice. Selling paint wasn't enough to curb his passion for paint, so he's turning it into a trade career.

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The Not Your Average Team have been working hard on site. So, we thought they should let off a little steam... on the track. Check out the action.