GOT A TRADE WEEK 2017|21 - 27 AUGUST 2017 View event calendar

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Watch and read about our Got a Trade Heroes to find out more about the range of opportunities in trades and services.

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Our eight Got a Trade 2016 Heroes all started somewhere. Start by finding out what careers interest you, before finding the job that will set you on the earning and learning pathway.

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News, Events & stories

News
ITF

Employability Skills Framework will help young people get and keep jobs

28 February 2017
Event
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Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Employer Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Story
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This work we do is so important. We support people to live independent lives in ...

Crystal, Community Support Worker
News
Industry Awards

Hair and beauty celebrate success at the 2016 Industry Awards

23 November 2016
Event
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Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Jobseeker and School Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Story
Booting

I found my passion was working with customers and staff. I didn’t want to be shu...

Glenn, Store Manager
Story
Estella

It gave me the skills to lead and motivate a team.

Estella, Branch Manager
Story
Jess

Being new to the industry, it was pretty cool to gain skills and a free qualific...

Jessica, Assistant Manager
News
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Inspiring teachers inspires students

18 November 2016
Event
fire protection

A career in the fire industry?

09 November 2016 - Auckland
Story
Sarah Wright - NZ Hairdressing And Barbering Apprentice

I'm always on my toes, trying to keep up.

Sarah, Hairdresser & Barber
Story
Hayley Gallagher - Electrician Careers in NZ

It's important to have a vision of what you want to achieve.

Hayley, Electrician
Story
Callum

Never do anything half-hearted. Put both feet forward and give it everything you...

Callum, Hairdresser

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