Become a Gateway programme employer

Gateway is a work placement initiative for senior secondary school students funded by the Tertiary Education Commission – more than 340 New Zealand schools currently participate. Becoming a BCITO Gateway employer gives prospective apprentices still at school a glimpse into the industry.

Benefits of being a BCITO Gateway employer

Being a Gateway employer will allow you to:

  • evaluate potential new employees and see whether they'll fit within your business
  • get enthusiastic, onsite help at regular intervals (1–2 days per week during the school terms)
  • offer students some extra work experience in school holidays
  • learn more about how BCITO apprenticeships work
  • give back to your industry – you're passing on your knowledge to the next generation.

Become a BCITO Gateway employer

To become a BCITO Gateway employer, contact your local BCITO skills broker. BCITO have developed a specific carpentry Gateway package.