A BCITO apprenticeship is the beginning of something great

Enjoy competitive pay, strong job opportunities and gain a formal qualification. Then build your career as a professional in an industry that makes a real difference to the people of Aotearoa.

Keen to get your tradie life under way?

BCITO apprentices learn practical skills, on the job, from experts in the trades. Start your tradie life today.

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Earn as you learn

You'll learn practical skills and get qualified without the burden of a student loan, while getting paid.

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Formal qualifications

As a BCTIO apprentice, you'll work towards achieving an NZQA-accredited qualification that's recognised around Aotearoa New Zealand, and even overseas.

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Fast-track to management

There are many roles to step up to once you're qualified. If you have leadership aspirations, you could supervise a crew, or even start your own business.

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Choose your trade

BCITO manages apprenticeships for more that 15 trades. So no matter what you're passionate about, or want to get skilled at, we can help you get qualified and build a career.

How to get started

The opportunities for people in construction are endless. Follow these steps to enjoy the perks of tradie-life.

#1 Get in touch

Let us know you're keen on 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.