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.

Toby Beaglehole

Chief Executive

Toby is an experienced leader who has held a range of senior management roles. He's a firm believer in making New Zealand safer and more productive.

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. 

Jason Hungerford

Chief Financial Officer

As a Chartered Accountant, Jason is responsible for all things finance.   With experience across a range of sectors in New Zealand and the UK, he believes that a modern finance function has a responsibility to provide value beyond the bottom line. 

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.

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Latest news

Tickety-boo encourages diversity

16 September 2021

In honour of Women's Suffrage Day on 19 September, we are gifting copies of the children’s book Tickety-boo to primary school libraries across Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Four General Managers appointed to Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council

9 September 2021

Following last week’s appointment of their new Chief Executive, Philip Aldridge, Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council (WDC) has confirmed the appointment of four General Managers.

First Workforce Development Council Chief Executive appointed

2 September 2021

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Philip Aldridge as Chief Executive.