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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 supevision 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

Women in trades is not a new thing, it’s a great thing!

27 July 2021

Trade Careers have launched a creative myth-busting web series to encourage more New Zealand women into the trades, along with a toolkit to empower employees to hire female staff.

Introducing Alexandra Riddell

26 July 2021

Alexandra Riddell of Mastercraft Kitchens Tauranga is the 2021 Judy Bark Most Promising Student recipient and so much more.

Record 20,000 apprentices

21 July 2021

We now have 20,000 apprentices in training. To mark this milestone, Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins and our CE Toby Beaglehole visited a Holmes Construction housing project.

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