From design to production and sales to distribution the variety of opportunities in the apparel industry is huge.Find out more
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.
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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.
Training in our business qualifications will give you great skills, enabling you to be responsible for managing people, resources, and/or workplace operations.Find out more
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.Find out more
Fire protection engineer’s work ranges from discussing clients’ fire protection needs to selecting, commissioning and maintaining firefighting and fire safety equipment.Find out more
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.Find out more
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?Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
If you enjoy getting creative, working with technology and producing a useful product, a career in the packaging industry could suit you.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more