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Manufacturing & Technology

Manufacturing & Technology

From hands-on production and assembly to cutting edge research, from massive machines and busy production lines, to individual crafts or computer design. These trades could involve you producing things in their millions, or making or designing individual one-offs. You might be fabricating or maintaining systems, or doing a job involving lots of thinking and planning.

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Apparel

From design to production and sales to distribution the variety of opportunities in the apparel industry is huge.

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Appliance & electronics serviceperson

Visit your kitchen (or any other room in your house) and you realise how far household appliances have advanced. If you like the challenge of working with different technologies across the trades spectrum then look no further.

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Automotive Electrician

Vehicles and electronics your thing? Then get the best of both worlds with a career which combines both.

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Automotive Refinisher

From repair through to restoration - automotive refinishing careers offer both the scope and opportunity to excel.

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Automotive Technician (Heavy Vehicle)

Did you know that in the heavy vehicle industry there are opportunities across road transport, agriculture, plant and equipment, and materials handling equipment?

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Automotive Technician (Light Vehicle)

Looking to combine both automotive electrical and mechanical? As a qualified Automotive Technician (Light Vehicle) you can do just that.

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Automotive Technician (Motorcycle)

Is your passion motorcycles? Want to learn how to keep them on the road and customers happy?

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Automotive Technician (Vehicle Servicing)

Looking to develop new skills and expertise when it comes to servicing and repairing common faults in light vehicles?

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Bakery

Combining creativity and science with a healthy dose of hands-on work, bakery careers offer a range of opportunities as varied as the products produced.

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Business

Complement technical skills with a wider range of business skills including team management and sales.

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Butchery

Hands-on and requiring a commitment to perfecting technique the rewards of one of the world’s oldest trades are immense.

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Canvas Fabricator

Blending the creative with the practical and the technical - canvas fabricators can produce anything from post protectors to inflatable slides.

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Collision Repairer/ Panelbeater

Keen on cars, getting stuck in and keeping up-to-date with the latest technology? Then a career in collision repair could be for you.

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Crane specialists

Rubber tyred, track mounted mobile and tower cranes are just some of the different types of cranes used in New Zealand today. For those interested in strong teamwork and committing to high levels of technical skill then the crane industry could be the one.

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Electrician

Variety is at the heart of this career. From the size of the organisation, the type of work undertaken, to where the workplace is – this is a career where the skills you learn can take you anywhere you want.

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Electronic security technician

Interested in going hi-tech? Working as an electronic security technician presents the opportunity to work on jobs both big and small, ranging from the simple to the complex.

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Engineering

Looking to build and maintain the machinery and tools for the manufacturing and engineering industries then an engineering career could be for you.

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Fire Protection

Fire protection engineer’s work ranges from discussing clients’ fire protection needs to selecting, commissioning and maintaining firefighting and fire safety equipment.

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Forestry

Ninety-nine percent of New Zealand’s wood comes from sustainably managed forests. The sector needs 25,900 new, trained, workers by 2025.

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Furniture

Do you take pride in quality craftsmanship? Love creating and working with your hands? From the small scale to the big, a career in the furniture industry could be for you.

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Heating, ventilating & air conditioning

In homes, supermarkets, shopping malls and office buildings - heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems need people to fabricate, install and maintain them. Could this be you?

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Lifts & escalators

Lifts and escalators are a feature of any major building today and the demand for well trained technicians is on the rise. If you’re interested in electronics, mechanics and engineering could this be the career you’re looking for.

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Locksmithing

Like working on jobs which range in scale? With a team or as an independent? A career as a locksmith can offer this and more.

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Maritime

With such a vast coastline and our love of the water the maritime sector offers many opportunities to build a career – be it on commercial, fishing or private vessels.

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Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

From lawn mowers to wood chippers, if you love the outdoors and working with electronics and the mechanical this could be the career for you.

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Packaging

For a career where you get to use the latest technology while maintaining a hands-on element check out the packaging industry.

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Plastics

Look around you and see how many things are made of plastic – we are surrounded by them. From the custom to the commercial the range of career options available are as varied as the products produced.

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Printing

Working in the print industry means working with a range of people, technologies and products. From design to production the combination of creativity and technology has something for everyone.

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Rail

Throughout New Zealand rail moves both freight and passengers. This means the range of career options ranges from sales and management to signals and maintenance (and of course train drivers).

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Recreational Marine Technician

If you have a keen interest in boats (of trailer/power kind) then you can have a career with a focus on this Kiwi favourite.

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Refrigeration & air conditioning

Manufacturing, installing and maintaining the components used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems means no two days are alike in this career.

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Signmaking

Love art and design, as well as the underlying details that bring ideas to life? Want to keep on learning throughout your career? Then signmaking could be for you.

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Telecommunications - Electricity Supply

Technology is at the heart of telecommunications. If you want to be involved in an industry where you will always be at the technological forefront - check it out.

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Textiles

There is a range of roles in the textiles sector producing woolen fabrics and products supporting a range of other sectors.

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Vehicle Trimmer

Working across the numerous types of vehicles we love to own – vehicle trimming (also known as vehicle upholstery) will see you working with customers to make sure the interior of their car matches the exterior.

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