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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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Jess

Being new to the industry, it was pretty cool to gain skills and a free qualific...

Jessica, Assistant Manager
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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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Got a Trade? Future Leaders Day 2017

18 September 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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Elizsabeth Watson - Roofing Apprenticeship NZ

I'm in roofing. But, I was initially scared of heights.

Elizsabeth, Roofing
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It’s a really good learning experience and I don’t have a student loan, which I’...

Haylee, Housekeeping
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I have a customer who, for a couple of years, has been coming in every second da...

Beau, Retail Sales Assistant
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Better than free education - get paid to get ahead with apprenticeships.

18 August 2017
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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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Sarah Wright - NZ Hairdressing And Barbering Apprentice

I'm always on my toes, trying to keep up.

Sarah, Hairdresser & Barber
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Scott Gread - NZ Roofing Apprenticeships

I always knew that I wanted to learn a trade.

Scott, Roofing
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Ashton Fleming - NZ Fitting And Machining Apprenticeship

I race stock cars. So, learning how to use machinery is really helpful.

Ashton, Engineering

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