How to get started

Follow these steps to enjoy the perks of tradie-life.

#1 Join myBCITO

We’ll give you the tools and resources to get an apprenticeship. 

#2 Land a job

You'll need to get a job before you can start your apprenticeship. 

#3 Sort out the paperwork

We’ll help you set up your training agreement with your employer. 

Why do an apprenticeship?

If you’re looking for great pay in an industry that’s growing faster than ever, then an apprenticeship is a sure bet for a prosperous future.

Fast-track to management

There are many higher level roles to step up to once you're qualified.  You could supervise the crew, manage a whole project or start your own business.

Formal qualifications

You'll work towards achieving an NZQA-accredited qualification that proves your skills and knowledge and is respected worldwide.

No student loan

You’ll learn practical skills side-by-side with the experts and get qualified without the burden of a student loan. 

Get up to two years of free training when you start your apprenticeship. 

If you’re thinking of starting a building and construction apprenticeship, you may be eligible to have your first two years of training fees paid by the Government.

Can I get Fees Free?

Talk to us

Got questions? Chat with our team.

[email protected]

0800 4 BCITO
+64 4 381 6430

Level 5, Master Builders House, 
234 Wakefield St, PO Box 2615, 
Wellington 6140, 
New Zealand