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Andy Clyde

Apprentices are better off than graduates for most of their lives

07 December 2017
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GOT A TRADE WEEK, 21 - 27 AUGUST 2017

21 August 2017 - NATIONWIDE
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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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“We work alongside that young person to look at opportunities for them to build ...

McKenzie, Youth Worker
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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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Got a Trade? SpeedMeets Are On!

06 October 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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Blair Tuke - NZ Apprentice Electrician

When you're passionate about something, it's easy to do.

Blair, Electrician
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“The people who are in this industry make it all worth it."

Tamara, Chef
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Got a Trade? Future Leaders Day 2017

18 September 2017
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I had an alternative upbringing myself and I struggled at school – I was kicked ...

Jessika, Youth Worker
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Scott Clapson-Taylor - NZ Hair Stylist Apprenticeships

Being around fun, creative, like-minded people is amazing.

Scott, Stylist
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Chris Cooper

I flew my parents up through the Marlborough Sounds, landed in Nelson for lunch ...

Chris, Pilot
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We’ve always had an excellent safety record and make sure we stay on top of what...

Jodie, Tourism

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