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Print Grad 2017 Epati Aiono with Malcolm Pearce

April 12th, 2017

Print Graduation 2017

The recent PrintNZ graduation ceremonies for print trainees in Christchurch and Auckland saw a large number of level 2, 3, 4 and 5 Competenz graduates receive medals to mark the completion of their programmes. For some, it marks...

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Andy Champion Resized

February 14th, 2017

Welding apprentice going for gold in Abu Dhabi

Nothing can stop 19-year-old welding apprentice Andrew Champion from smashing his career goals, and 2017 is certainly going down as a monumental year. Andrew has been selected as part of the Tool Blacks team and is now on...

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Sione Tonga profile

August 17th, 2016

Unexpected career inspires print graduate to become award-winning success

Working in the print industry was an unexpected career for Sione Taueli Tonga, but he knew immediately that this was where he wanted to be. The 33-year-old married father of three started at Auckland-based printing company Stratex NZ as...

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Nick Buist profile

August 16th, 2016

Butchery apprenticeship opening doors for young apprentice

Nick Buist started in the butchery industry with a part-time job after school. After working in such a captivating environment, and seeing the opportunities that surrounded it, he decided to sign up for an apprenticeship at Peter Timbs Meats. “I...

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Ben Ellis profile

August 16th, 2016

Plastics graduate’s hobby turns into his career

Ben Ellis decided early on he wanted do an apprenticeship; it was just a matter of which industry he wanted to train in. “I was told I could do an apprenticeship while earning an excellent income, so I decided...

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Jaz for website

August 3rd, 2016

Forestry apprentice of the year proud to follow in family's footsteps

For Jasmine Kuru, working in the forest is in her blood. She started out with Kuru Contracting, her parents’ business, when she was just 16 years old. Since then, this busy forestry worker has completed her Modern Apprenticeship...

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Jock McVicar for web

July 22nd, 2016

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning graduate is passionate about his trade

Jock McVicar from Commercial & Industrial Refrigeration Ltd in Auckland is one of our talented industry leaders, who completed his National Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Level 4) in November 2015. He pursued a career in refrigeration because he was attracted...

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FBLF group web

August 27th, 2015

Got a Trade Week: building the skills of our future business leaders

Attending yesterday’s Future Business Leaders Forum as part of national Got a Trade Week has been an opportunity for top apprentices to gain leadership skills which will help them build a career in their chosen trade, to hear...

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William Lovell Cowley Services web

August 5th, 2015

Got a Trade Week 2015: celebrating the industry’s young heroes

National Got a Trade Week (21 to 28 August 2015) is approaching, and Cowley Services refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice William Lovell, who turned in a near perfect score of 98% in his recent Electrical Appliance Serviceperson’s exams, is...

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Bill

July 13th, 2015

Industry-based training leads to rewarding careers

"Gaining a qualification by way of an apprenticeship gives predominantly young people the opportunity to earn while they learn - which importantly means they are not contributing to the country's eye-watering student debt," says Bill Sole, Industry Engagement Manager at...

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