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. 

BCITO. We’re building people.  

Work at BCITO

We are a friendly team and aim to create an environment that is open and honest where people feel valued and also have some fun. We understand the future prosperity and ongoing success of BCITO 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 and the future

The landscape of the construction sector has changed considerably in the last twelve months. Demand for building work has continued at historic highs while other factors have put further pressure on the system.

While these changes have been occurring, one thing that hasn’t changed is that skill shortages have remained acute. The current construction boom continues to be forecast as extensive and prolonged and to meet demand across construction we need at least 80,000 more people in the next few years.

To enhance the building and construction industry, we have developed various strategies based on the data we can access about our changing industry. This includes taking into account factors such as gender equality, workplace flexibility, expectations of youth, and workplace relations which have all had significant attention in the media and society in 2018.

BCITO has been leading a significant project focused on workforce development in construction over the past three years. This work ensures that the sector is proactively driving change in our workforce rather than reacting to change.

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)

The recent government reform of vocational education means that changes to how learning on the job is arranged are significant. However, there is a long transition period before these are fully implemented in 2022. 

Right now, it's business as usual for everyone involved in learning and training in the construction industry. We can assume BCITO’s operating environment continues unimpeded on its current trajectory for the foreseeable future.

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Our leadership team

We are passionate about building people.

Warwick Quinn

Chief Executive

A registered valuer by profession, he is a past Chair of the Valuers Registration Board and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and the Property Institute of NZ. 

Amanda Herron-Quan

Group Manager People & Culture

Amanda is responsible for aligning BCITO’s People and Culture strategy with business strategy to support our people to achieve the organisation’s strategic priorities and goals.

Glenn Duncan

Group Manager Customer Experience

Glenn is responsible for our field team who focuses their resources on apprentices and employers achieving their training goals, and our strategic priorities for key stakeholders.

Greg Durkin

Group Manager Education & Stakeholder Engagement

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. 

Peter Fletcher-Dobson

Group Manager Digital

Peter is a highly experienced digital strategist and innovation leader with 20 years global digital transformation experience working with corporates and start-up ventures.

Tania Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Tania is a firm believer that Finance has a strong customer service role to play and that financial processes should add value to a business, its customers and stakeholders.

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Latest news

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.

Interest in apprenticeships increasing

3 July 2020

As free trades training starts, being an apprentice and training in trades have become so much more attractive.

Building & Construction industry applauds employer support package

17 June 2020

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is pleased to see the Government’s latest announcement as part of the $1.6 billion Trades and Apprenticeships Training Package.