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With an apprenticeship, you can earn money while getting skills and qualifications.

About apprenticeships

If you’re 16 or older, and interested in a career in one of the industries that offer apprenticeships, you may be able to earn a qualification while you work.

New Zealand Apprenticeships

Getting started

Choose the industry, job type and region you would like to work in and then contact the relevant industry training organisation (ITO) for more information.

How to apply for apprenticeships

If you already have skills and knowledge in your area of interest, find out if you can have these credited to your apprenticeship.

How to get credit for skills and knowledge you already have

An ITO can help you work out what you need to do, and what qualifications you can get.

ITO contact details and apprenticeship options

Pre-trade training helps you get knowledge and practical skills and a taste of working in a particular industry. It shows employers you’re ready for an apprenticeship.

Pre-trade training

Help with training costs

If you’re doing work-based training or an apprenticeship through an ITO, check if you’re eligible for fees-free by using the online eligibility checker.


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