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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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Shay

Hairdressing is a fantastic trade

Shay, Hairstylist
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Steven Eagles - Automotive Technician Training NZ

I have always had a passion for cars.

Steven, Automotive Technician
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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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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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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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Jackson - Plumbing And Gasfitting Apprenticeship NZ

The opportunities are endless. A trade can take me anywhere.

Jackson, Plumbing & Gasfitting
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Got a Trade? Future Leaders Day 2017

18 September 2017
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Nathan Nukunuku & Bronson Beri - NZ Barber Apprentices

I want to share what I've learned and help other young people.

Nathan, Barbers
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Tusi Tupe - Dispatch Control Training NZ

It keeps me interested, because it changes all the time.

Tusi, Dispatch Control
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You learn so much more on the job.

Zoe, Beauty therapist
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Kirsty

I want to step up and be challenged.

Kirsty, Hairdresser

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