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Construction & Infrastructure

Construction & Infrastructure

You'll be part of a well-run team that's committed to getting the job done safely and well, to meet the client’s specifications. Trades in this industry are physical and active, you will learn by doing.

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Agrichemical Application

Working at the heart of the agriculture sector, agrichemical applicators have the knowledge and skills that supports one of New Zealand’s most important industries.

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Appliance & electronics serviceperson

Visit your kitchen (or any other room in your house) and you realise how far household appliances have advanced. If you like the challenge of working with different technologies across the trades spectrum then look no further.

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Architectural Aluminium Joinery

There's many different jobs available working with aluminium joinery. From the manufacture and design of joinery through to the installation of the finished product on site.

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Brick & Block Laying

Love being able to see what you’ve done? Getting stuck in while combining your practical and more artistic side? Brick and block layers get to do this and more.

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Cable Jointer

Want to get involved in a challenging industry offering great career opportunities and rewards? Then New Zealand’s electrical supply industry could be for you.

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Carpentry

This is an industry where demand for qualified professionals outstrips supply. If you're interested in carpentry and building opportunities are everywhere.

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Civil Construction

Looking for an opportunity to be hands on, part of a team that works towards a common goal while continuing to learn and develop new skills? Then civil construction could suit you down to the ground.

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Civil Utilities

Offering opportunities from the ground up (actually even including water) – if you’re a hands-on problem solver working in the civil utilities sector could be for you.

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Concrete

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It's used in almost all areas of the building and construction industry. You can specialise in any one of these areas of the concrete industry: manufacturing, production or construction.

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Crane specialists

Rubber tyred, track mounted mobile and tower cranes are just some of the different types of cranes used in New Zealand today. For those interested in strong teamwork and committing to high levels of technical skill then the crane industry could be the one.

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Drainlayer

If you love variety and are always up for a challenge then stop right there. In an industry where professionals are always in demand your attitude and attention to detail could be the recipe for success.

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Driller

Looking for a practical role with a variety of work? Drilling presents the opportunity to learn a range of skills and employ problem-solving techniques to get the job done right.

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Electrician

Variety is at the heart of this career. From the size of the organisation, the type of work undertaken, to where the workplace is – this is a career where the skills you learn can take you anywhere you want.

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Electricity Supply

Want to be part of the team that makes sure there is always electricity to use? For those who enjoy problem solving and always keen to learn there are great opportunities available in one of the countries most crucial industries

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Electronic security technician

Interested in going hi-tech? Working as an electronic security technician presents the opportunity to work on jobs both big and small, ranging from the simple to the complex.

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Exterior Plastering

Like to be kept on your toes – both physically and mentally? Exterior plastering is a great option for people who love being part of a team, thrive on a challenge and aren’t afraid to get stuck in.

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Flooring

An industry where trained professionals are always in demand this career suits those who enjoy being part of a team, like a physical challenge and love variety.

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Frame & Truss

With a strong career path available there is matching demand for frame and truss manufacturers and detailers. They are responsible for designing and manufacturing pre-nailed timber framing sections of walls and roofs commonly used in New Zealand buildings.

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Furniture

Do you take pride in quality craftsmanship? Love creating and working with your hands? From the small scale to the big, a career in the furniture industry could be for you.

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Galvaniser/Protective Coatings Applicator

The abrasive blasting and protective coatings industry offers opportunities to anyone with enthusiasm, who doesn't mind heights (or more confined spaces) and possesses plenty of problem solving skills.

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Gasfitter

If you love variety and are always up for a challenge then stop right there. In an industry where professionals are always in demand your attitude and attention to detail could be the recipe for success.

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Glass & Glazing

With great career options available glass and glazing specialist roles can range from manufacturing to the customised.

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Horizontal Directional Drilling

As a key member of the civil construction works team, there is the opportunity to employ problem-solving skills, technical nous and leadership in this career.

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Interior Systems

Like things just so? All about the attention to detail and understand it can be the difference between good and great? Working alongside other tradies this is what being an interior systems specialist is all about.

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Joinery

Combining traditional and modern skills to create functional or decorative pieces, joinery suits those who enjoy making sure everything is just right.

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Kitchen & Bathroom Design

Planning and designing dream kitchens and bathrooms combines both traditional drawing and digital technology skills. For those with a creative flair and attention to detailed measurements this could be the right career.

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Line Mechanic Distribution

Like to get out and about? Don’t mind heights? Looking for a career that can take you anywhere? These are all things a career as a line mechanic can provide.

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Line Mechanic Transmission

Like to work in a team? Have a willingness to learn? Is your attention to detail second to none? Working amongst the high voltage transmission lines in the electricity supply industry could be the career for you.

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Masonry

Blending the traditional with the technological, masons work with traditional building tools and natural materials like limestone, granite and natural New Zealand stone to create structures and features that last.

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Miner/ Mine Manager

If you enjoy a physical and mental challenge while working as part of a larger team then working in a mine or a quarry could be for you.

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Network or Hydro Operator

Working in the electrical supply industry in New Zealand is a career for life. There is demand for skilled professionals across both the electricity supply network and within the hydro-electric generation field.

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Painting & Decorating

Love to transform the boring into the brilliant? The mundane into the spectacular? Working with clients to bring their homes and businesses on trend is where it all starts.

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Pavement Surfacing

It’s all about attitude when working part of a tightknit paving crew. With a variety of techniques, machinery and tasks to master no two days are the same which means there is a strong career pathway available.

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Plumber

If you love variety and are always up for a challenge then stop right there. In an industry where professionals are always in demand your attitude and attention to detail could be the recipe for success.

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Quarry Worker / Manager

It’s not just about getting things out of the ground. For people who don’t mind getting stuck in, enjoy working as part of a team and are enthusiastic about learning a variety of skills there is a career path available.

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Resource Recovery Worker

If reduce, reuse and recycle is your mantra then being part of New Zealand's resource recovery team could be for you. A vibrant and diverse industry that is central to managing our resources offers a wide range of opportunities.

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Roadmarking

For people who don’t want to be tied to their desk and enjoy the outdoors, being part of New Zealand’s roadmarking industry could be the one.

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Roofer

Working with changing technologies in the great New Zealand outdoors sound good? Roofing offers a great career path for team players looking for a challenge and who don’t mind heading to the top.

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Rural Contracting

Being at the centre of things in one of New Zealand’s biggest industries means challenges aplenty. With a variety of machinery and agricultural techniques to master you will always be learning.

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Surveying

Mixing outdoor and office work, physical and mental tasks with jobs of differing scale - it could be said that surveying delivers the best of both worlds.

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Telecommunications - Electricity Supply

Technology is at the heart of telecommunications. If you want to be involved in an industry where you will always be at the technological forefront - check it out.

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Telecommunications technician

Looking to be part of the team helping Kiwis communicate with each other and the rest of the world? Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair the electronic communications equipment found in the internet supply industry and the telecommunications business.

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Tiling

Talk about variety - every day you could be working on a different site with different materials using different techniques. Tiling offers strong career prospects for those with a keen eye for design and good attention to detail.

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