New Zealand's largest provider of apprenticeships

We offer the tools, resources and assistance you need to launch your career in building and construction.

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

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


Built for students, job-seekers and school teachers; myBCITO gives you the tools to help you start your apprenticeship. You can find out how to get an apprenticeship, earn badges and kudos. Complete your myBCITO profile fully and we will try to match you with potential employers. 

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Latest news

Industry aims to boost women in trades

15 October 2019

Women are hugely under-represented in the trades, and an industry group is pushing for improvement.

BCITO submission on Education (VET Reform) Amendment Bill

14 October 2019

BCITO is committed to ensuring the reforms of the vocational education system benefits employers and apprentices, and to working with the Government to ensure this happens.

Surging construction industry prizes tech teachers and needs more

7 October 2019

Many tradies, parents and caregivers remember the first picture frame or coffee table project made at school, under the watchful eye of a workshop technology teacher. These specialist teachers are the unsung heroes of the building sector.

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