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Got a Trade? Future Leaders Day 2017

18 September 2017
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GOT A TRADE WEEK, 21 - 27 AUGUST 2017

21 August 2017 - NATIONWIDE
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“I knew I needed a trade. Something I could be proud of.”

Rikki, Interior Systems Apprentice
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Katie Peters

There's a lot more to hairdressing than people expect.

Katie, Hairdresser
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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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Better than free education - get paid to get ahead with apprenticeships.

18 August 2017
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MITO's Automotive Careers Tours - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

29 August 2017 - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
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Katarina

It's so much better than sitting in a classroom.

Katarina, Hairdresser
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Lily

People might drop out of school to train as a hairdresser, thinking it will be e...

Lily, Hairdresser
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Liana

Hairdressing is a career, not just a job.

Liana, Hairdresser
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Q&A with Sean Stephens, Plumbcraft

15 August 2017
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Ray Marais - Apprentice Electrician in NZ

For me this isn't just a job - it's a career path.

Ray, Electrician
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Tori Colonna

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

Tori, Electrician
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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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Lisa - NZ Apprenticeships

If you really want it, make it happen.

Lisa, Protection Technician

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