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

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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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Employability Skills Framework will help young people get and keep jobs

28 February 2017

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Employer Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
160804 01 Amanda Nelson 06

It combines everything I’m passionate about

Amanda, Travel agent
Scott Gread - NZ Roofing Apprenticeships

I always knew that I wanted to learn a trade.

Scott, Roofing
Logan - Apprentice Painter NZ

There's the potential to make a lot of money and start your own business.

Logan, Painting
Industry Awards

Hair and beauty celebrate success at the 2016 Industry Awards

23 November 2016

Auckland Got a Trade SpeedMeet - Jobseeker and School Registration

26 October 2016 - Auckland
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It’s a really good learning experience and I don’t have a student loan, which I’...

Haylee, Housekeeping
Tori Colonna

Anyone can go get a degree, but being employable is a different thing!

Tori, Electrician
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Inspiring teachers inspires students

18 November 2016
fire protection

A career in the fire industry?

09 November 2016 - Auckland
160804 01 Jonelle Goldsbury 04

It’s a fifty, fifty split between inside and outside and that’s just the right b...

Jonelle, Logistics Specialist
Jetboat Alice 03

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

Alice, Tourism
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You learn so much more on the job.

Zoe, Beauty therapist

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