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

Industry Awards

Hair and beauty celebrate success at the 2016 Industry Awards

23 November 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Employer Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Mike - NZ Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

You can go anywhere in the world with this qualification.

Mike, Maintenance Engineering
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Inspiring teachers inspires students

18 November 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Jobseeker and School Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
Nadine Gratton - Hair Stylist Apprentice in NZ

I just knew that I wanted to do hairdressing.

Nadine, Stylist
Sinead Solomon - Telecommunications Apprenticeship in NZ

A lot of my friends think they can't do what I've done.

Sinead, Telecommunications
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It was a real inspiration to be hands-on in the industry

Alice, Tourism

SpeedMeet secures employment speed-dating style

18 November 2016
fire protection

A career in the fire industry?

09 November 2016 - Auckland
Stephanie - Hairdressing Apprenticeships NZ

I've been able to move out of home and pay my own way in the world.

Stephanie, Hairdresser
Sione Tonga profile

Straight away I knew this was the career for me, so I worked hard to prove mysel...

Sione, Machine Operator
ResizedImage870580 Pataka Gallery

I see the positive effects the training has here every week.

Jody, Art Museum Gallery Assistant

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