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I'm ready to start my apprenticeship now

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

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I'm still at school

Career opportunities in construction are endless. You'll enjoy competitive pay, learn practical skills on-the-job and gain a qualification for free.

Join myBCITO to help you get work-ready for construction.

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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

I'm an employer

If you’re an employer, you can get financial support to hold onto your existing apprentices and to take on new ones.

The Apprenticeship Boost scheme will help you strengthen your business and get someone into a job. Apprentices can be an important part of your business and potential future leaders in your industry.

We may be able to help you find a suitable person to hire who will be a great fit for your business.

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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

Latest news

Celebrating significant contributions to the construction sector

12 May 2021

The much-anticipated 2021 NAWIC excellence awards, partnered with BCITO, was a stunning success.

Joinery's most promising

3 May 2021

Craig Tuapawa is an experienced tradie. Having recently been named the BCITO Timber Joinery Most Promising Apprentice, he shared his intriguing journey with us.

BCITO 2020 Annual Report

30 April 2021

We started the year with the uncertainties of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) dominating our agenda, quickly re-focused our attention to deal with a global pandemic as Covid-19 hit New Zealand, and closed out the year with unprecedented growth.

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