Licensed drainlayers lay and repair sewage and storm water pipes, and install and repair waste water treatment systems. Drainlaying projects can take place on large commercial construction sites, or in a small scale residential setting. As a highly hands-on trade, drainlaying requires a high level of fitness, safety consciousness and problem solving skills.
The drainlaying trade has a huge shortage of skilled labour, driving demand for qualified tradespeople and heightening future salary potential. Additionally, due to the Christchurch rebuild and Auckland construction boom, employment prospects for drainlayers are likely to remain strong.
An ATT drainlaying apprenticeship is structured over 2 years (4,000 hours) of on-the-job learning with your host business as well as options of block courses or distance learning (where applicable) via Open Polytechnic. On completion of the required unit standards you will achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying Level 4. Once licensed, you can further your qualification to become a certified drainlayer. For more information on certificationship, click here.