Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow you to learn while you earn. Find out how to connect to opportunities.

Apprenticeships

Tertiary Education Commission

As an apprentice you’ll gain skills and experience while you work for and learn from an employer who will support you through your apprenticeship.

About What it's about

New Zealand apprenticeships teach you trades such as:

  • Building
  • Sports or fitness
  • Hairdressing, barbering or beauty
  • Engineering
  • Horticulture.

Who Who it's for

To become a New Zealand Apprentice you must be over 16.  Each industry has different requirements, you will need to check with the relevant industry training organisation.

Offers What it offers

You can earn while gaining skills and a Level 4 New Zealand Certificate.

Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund

Tertiary Education Commission

Train for free in an area you’re passionate about. You can gain new skills and a qualification, and play a part in kick-starting New Zealand’s economy. If you take part in an apprenticeship, you can also get paid while you learn on the job.

About What it's about

Now could be the perfect time to retrain for a new job. The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) will pay the costs of training for jobs in industries where demand for workers is high. This makes it easier for New Zealanders of all ages to retrain in areas with better job opportunities. If you’re an apprentice, the fund will cover your costs regardless of the industry you’re training in.

Who Who it's for

Anyone looking for training.

Offers What it offers

  • Covers your fees for a range of training, and all apprenticeships.
  • Makes it easier to retrain in areas with better job opportunities.
  • Lets you gain new skills and a qualification.

Mana in Mahi

Ministry of Social Development

This programme is full and will be re-opening in July 2022.

Mana in Mahi helps you find a job you’ll enjoy and get paid to do while you gain a recognised qualification.

About What it's about

Mana in Mahi is a programme to help you get a long-term job in many industries, while getting an apprenticeship or formal industry qualification.

Who Who it's for

You need to be a NZ citizen or resident who’s keen to get paid while you train on the job.

Offers What it offers

You can train while you work, learn new skills and gain an industry qualification.

Free support services (such as mentoring and coaching) will be available for up to 24 months while you are working and training in your new career.

You can receive up to $3,000 incentive payments in your first year of work and training, and up to $3,000 in your second year (depending on the length of your training pathway).

Earn While You Learn

Tertiary Education Commission

With apprenticeships you find a job and earn while you learn. Discover how to gain skills that could lead to an exciting new career direction.

About What it's about

Whether you're looking for your first job or retraining, there are hundreds of options, from construction and mechanical engineering to viticulture, aged care and graphic design.

Who Who it's for

New Zealanders who are looking for a career path or want to retrain. It is also helpful for people whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.

Offers What it offers

Learn about resources and financial support that you might be able to get to help pay for your training.

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