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Women nailing careers in the trades

08 March 2018
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GOT A TRADE WEEK, 21 - 27 AUGUST 2017

21 August 2017 - NATIONWIDE
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Renee Macrae

Learning on the job is the best way to learn

Renee, Beauty Apprentice
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As leaders, we have a responsibility to develop our people

Hilary, Retail Manager
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Melissa Sworn - Crane Operator Apprenticeship in NZ

Heavy machinery is nothing new to me.

Melissa, Crane Operator
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Apprenticeship in Youth Work Now Available

Apprenticeships not just for the trades as youth work sector gains its own

07 March 2018
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MITO's Automotive Careers Tours - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

29 August 2017 - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
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Callum

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

Callum, Hairdresser
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SM MCCARTHY Matthew 03

I love training and doing staff reviews. For me it’s really positive and fun

Matthew, Museum Manager
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Kirsty

I want to step up and be challenged.

Kirsty, Hairdresser
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Andy Clyde

Apprentices are better off than graduates for most of their lives

07 December 2017
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Bayleigh Mcguire - NZ Pilot Training

I'm stoked that all the hard work has paid off.

Bayleigh, Pilot
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Casey Mead Hero

“You’re getting paid to study - you don’t have a massive student loan!”

Casey, Apprentice Automotive Technician
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Nicole - Aircraft Engineer Training NZ

There are so many opportunities in this business.

Nicole, Aircraft Engineer
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Being in this kind of caregiving role, you need to encourage the residents to be...

Jerome, Healthcare Assistant

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