Our mission

The construction industry needs confident, capable and motivated professionals. 

Through on-the-job training and regular guidance we're building a skilled workforce in which talented people can excel. 

Alongside our industry employers, we create futures for dedicated tradies. We help them develop successful careers and become valuable contributors in New Zealand's building and construction industry. 

We honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi in all we do.

BCITO Te Pūkenga. We’re building people.  

Work at BCITO Te Pūkenga

We are a friendly team and aim to create an environment that is open and honest where tāngata feel valued and also have some fun. We understand the future prosperity and ongoing success of BCITO Te Pūkenga is linked directly to the performance, capability and wellbeing of our people.

What's most important to us is that people grow personally from their experiences as part of our team.

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BCITO Te Pūkenga and the future

The mahi we do to arrange, tautoko and assess work-based training (apprenticeships, traineeships and micro-credentials) transferred to Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 4 October 2021.

BCITO Te Pūkenga support for employers and learners continues with the same BCITO Te Pūkenga people who you work with now, simply working in the WBL subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.

Also on 4 October, BCITO Te Pūkenga's qualification standards-setting functions were transferred to a new entity, called Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council.

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Our leadership team

We are passionate about building people.

Jason Hungerford


An experienced leader with a strong commercial background, Jason has played a significant role in BCITO Te Pūkenga’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) transition.

Jackie Nixey

Group Manager People & Culture

Jackie is responsible for aligning BCITO Te Pūkenga’s people and culture strategy with business strategy to support our people to achieve the organisation’s strategic priorities and goals.

Greg Durkin

Group Manager Te Kāhui Whakawhitinga

Greg believes in the power of effective education to transform lives. He advocates effective learning in real-world settings and the role of education in business success. 

Kelvin Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Kelvin is an experienced Finance professional who has assisted with the changes brought on by the reform of vocational education.

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Latest news

From the checkout to the tools

23 May 2023

Vishal Toi Toi is a qualified builder from Tauranga, who recently completed his carpentry apprenticeship through BCITO, a business division of Te Pūkenga. We caught up with Vishal, who was also a finalist in the 2022 National Registered Master Builders

Designing a love of learning

11 May 2023

Joneen Rodgers and Hannah Ferens are joint owners of Wellington-based interior design studio, Hello Home Interiors. The creative duo place great importance on mentoring and teaching their two current trainees, with one completing their NKBA (The National

A lifetime of Frame and Truss

2 May 2023

Mark Strawbridge, Detailer Manager at Placemakers in Harewood, Christchurch, has been in the industry for over three decades. Now leading a high-performing team of other detailers, we spoke to Mark about his passion for the industry and approach to managi