BCITO

There's never been a better time to train apprentices than now.

We offer the tools, resources and assistance you need to get involved in training the next generation of tradies.

We create qualifications for the industry and support both apprentices and employers to reach their goals through training and development. 

Employers can now apply for Government support

Ready to start your apprenticeship?

If you're working in a BCITO trade and your employer has agreed to train you, it's easy to get everything set up.

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Invest in the future of your business

Hiring apprentices and training your staff makes your business more efficient and profitable. For the future of New Zealand, it's also critical you pass on your valuable knowledge to the next generation.

Learn how to hire an apprentice

Life in the construction industry

Tradie life is all about building your ultimate lifestyle, working hard with your mates and creating things that you are proud of.

There'll be early starts and a lot of mucking in. But for those who put in the hard yards, you'll earn good money as a qualified professional and have the opportunity to progress beyond the tools into supervision or management.

See how good tradie life is

Latest news

Learning to lead

27 August 2020

Nine years ago Wellington’s Gareth Jeune was scaling cliff faces, traversing ranges and jumping into the cold waters of Queen Charlotte Sound on his Outward Bound BETA course.

Press release 14.08.2020

14 August 2020

BCITO CEO Warwick Quinn appointed New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) Deputy Chief Executive.

Apprenticeship Boost applications open

5 August 2020

Apprenticeship Boost aims to provide support for employers to retain and take on new apprentices as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, so they can continue to earn and progress towards their qualifications.

Talk to us

If you're an aspiring apprentice, employer or educator, contact us today to find out how we can help. 

0800 4 BCITO
+64 4 381 6430
[email protected]

Level 5, 234 Wakefield Street
PO Box 2615
Wellington 6140
New Zealand