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Competenz is a multi-sector Industry Training Organisation (ITO). We design and manage technical and business qualifications to make sure the New Zealand workforce is highly skilled. Every year, we work with over 3,500 businesses in 37 industries, helping over 20,000 people develop their skills on the job.

Start your trades career

Learn and earn from day one. Turn your hobby into a job, be part of building New Zealand's future, grow your bank account instead of getting a student loan, own your own business one day ..... an apprenticeship is a great place to start.

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Apparel

From design to production and sales to distribution the variety of opportunities in the apparel industry is huge.

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Bakery

Combining creativity and science with a healthy dose of hands-on work, bakery careers offer a range of opportunities as varied as the products produced.

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Business

Training in our business qualifications will give you great skills, enabling you to be responsible for managing people, resources, and/or workplace operations.

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Butchery

Butchery is one of the world’s oldest and most respected trades. You need supreme skill and technique to deliver high quality products in this rewarding industry.

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Engineering

Looking to build and maintain the machinery and tools for the manufacturing and engineering industries then an engineering career could be for you.

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Fire Protection

Fire protection engineer’s work ranges from discussing clients’ fire protection needs to selecting, commissioning and maintaining firefighting and fire safety equipment.

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Forestry

Ninety-nine percent of New Zealand’s wood comes from sustainably managed forests. The sector needs 25,900 new, trained, workers by 2025.

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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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Heating, ventilating & air conditioning

In homes, supermarkets, shopping malls and office buildings - heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems need people to fabricate, install and maintain them. Could this be you?

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Locksmithing

Like working on jobs which range in scale? With a team or as an independent? A career as a locksmith can offer this and more.

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Maritime

With such a vast coastline and our love of the water the maritime sector offers many opportunities to build a career – be it on commercial, fishing or private vessels.

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Packaging

If you enjoy getting creative, working with technology and producing a useful product, a career in the packaging industry could suit you.

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Plastics

Look around you and see how many things are made of plastic – we are surrounded by them. From the custom to the commercial the range of career options available are as varied as the products produced.

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Printing

Working in the print industry means working with a range of people, technologies and products. From design to production the combination of creativity and technology has something for everyone.

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Rail

With public transport high on the political agenda around the country, there is no better time to build your skills in rail transport! Check out the wide range of careers available.

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Refrigeration & air conditioning

Manufacturing, installing and maintaining the components used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems means no two days are alike in this career.

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Signmaking

Love art and design, as well as the underlying details that bring ideas to life? Want to keep on learning throughout your career? Then signmaking could be for you.

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Textiles

New Zealand is recognised as a leader in several areas of our textile industry. We’re the world’s largest producer and exporter of cross-bred wool and produce the world’s finest merino wool. Check out the wide range of careers available.

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