GOT A TRADE WEEK|22 - 26 August 2016 View event calendar

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Future Business Leader's Awards video

22 September 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Employer Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Sarah Cotton - Crane Operator Apprenticeship NZ

I think people still have set ideas about what are men's jobs.

Sarah, Crane Operator
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"There is nothing holding you back!"

Ben, Fitting and Machining Engineer
Renee Macrae

Learning on the job is the best way to learn

Renee, Beauty Apprentice
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NZ's brightest apprentices named in inaugural award

26 August 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Jobseeker and School Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Christina Taefu Hero

Talk to some government organisations and NGOs. There are many different avenues...

Christina, Mental Health & Addiction Support Worker

I want to step up and be challenged.

Kirsty, Hairdresser
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Meet the Got a Trade 2016 Heroes

23 August 2016
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We’ve always had an excellent safety record and make sure we stay on top of what...

Jodie, Tourism
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I swam with the dolphins as part of Gateway work experience and I’d always wante...

Chantal, Tourism
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“The people who are in this industry make it all worth it."

Tamara, Chef
Elizsabeth Watson - Roofing Apprenticeship NZ

I'm a hands-on practical person.

Ellen, Electrician

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