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

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NZ's brightest apprentices named in inaugural award

26 August 2016
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Calling all budding sign-writers! New Zealand Vehicle Wrap Competition

15 April 2016 - Christchurch
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Scott Gread - NZ Roofing Apprenticeships

I always knew that I wanted to learn a trade.

Scott, Roofing
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It was new and exciting, and it offered retail qualifications and a lot more exp...

Shannon, Store supervisor
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Christina Taefu Hero

Meet the Got a Trade 2016 Heroes

23 August 2016
Story
Lisa - NZ Apprenticeships

If you really want it, make it happen.

Lisa, Protection Technician
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You learn so much more on the job.

Zoe, Beauty therapist
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Harrison McIntyre

Make sure you take the initiative and push for work experience in the restaurant...

Harrison, Chef
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Steven Eagles - Automotive Technician Training NZ

I have always had a passion for cars.

Steven, Automotive Technician
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Tori Colonna

Skills in high demand, especially in Auckland

22 August 2016
Story
Liana

Hairdressing is a career, not just a job.

Liana, Hairdresser
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Future Business Leaders Forum, Auckland

Got a Trade Big Bus Tours!

06 July 2016 - Auckand, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch
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David Murray - NZ Electrical Training

Electricity is necessary for quality of life, especially evident when you go to ...

David, Electrician
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Nicole - Aircraft Engineer Training NZ

There are so many opportunities in this business.

Nicole, Aircraft Engineer

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