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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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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

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

Callum, Hairdresser
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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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Insiring teachers inspires students

18 November 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Jobseeker and School 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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I had an alternative upbringing myself and I struggled at school – I was kicked ...

Jessika, Youth Worker
Lisa - NZ Apprenticeships

If you really want it, make it happen.

Lisa, Protection Technician

SpeedMeet secures employment speed-dating style

18 November 2016
fire protection

A career in the fire industry?

09 November 2016 - Auckland
Hayley Gallagher - Electrician Careers in NZ

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

Hayley, Electrician
Anthony GAT site

Getting a trade gives you options, income and sets you up for life.

Anthony, Drainlaying

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