GOT A TRADE! WEEK 20 - 24 AUGUST 2018

Trading Places - Clyde Dam

Andy traded Tech class for a Hydro Dam

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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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Faleola Faingataa - Telecommunications Apprenticeship in NZ

To me, this is the future and it's exciting.

Faleola, Telecommunications
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Harrison McIntyre

Make sure you take the initiative and push for work experience in the restaurant...

Harrison, Chef
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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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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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“Earning money while you learn a job really helps to take some of the stress awa...

Stacey, Laboratory Technician
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“The people who are in this industry make it all worth it."

Tamara, Chef
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You learn so much more on the job.

Zoe, Beauty therapist
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Andy Clyde

Apprentices are better off than graduates for most of their lives

07 December 2017
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Ellie McIlraith

If you’ve got the passion to be a pilot, you will make it happen

Bayleigh, Pilot
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Ferdinand - Piling And Foundation Apprenticeship in NZ

Once I'm qualified, I can travel all around the world.

Ferdinand, Piling and Foundation Trainee
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Chris Baylis - NZ Plumbing Gasfitting And Drainlaying Apprentice

My family and friends are really proud.

Chris, Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
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Nicole - Aircraft Engineer Training NZ

There are so many opportunities in this business.

Nicole, Aircraft Engineer

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