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How ATT Works

ATT is a nationwide organisation that recruits, employs and places apprentices into host businesses for their on-the-job training. Our aim is to provide training opportunities for New Zealander's, helping them into successful trade careers. We take on apprentices in the plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying and electrical sectors. 

An apprenticeship sets you up for a rewarding career as a trade professional, gaining a NZQA Level 4 qualification. As an apprentice you will learn the trade through a combination of practical work experience and theoretical study. 

There is a growing shortage of qualified trades people in New Zealand, meaning there will be great future career and business opportunities in the trades. 

You get to earn while you learn - you won't be left with a student loan. 

To start an ATT apprenticeship, you will have to go through ATT's recruitment process. Click here for more information on the requirements. 


WHY BEcome AN APPRENTICE with att?

Every ATT apprentice is assigned an Area Manager. As your personal mentor, your Area Manager will visit you onsite approximately every 10 weeks to manage you through your apprenticeship. Your Area Manager is just a phone call away to answer questions or mediate issues that may arise. 

The administration and theoretical components are organised for ATT apprentices, such as coordinating block courses or training requirements. 

Due to our network of host businesses, ATT apprentices have more job security. If your host business was to run low on work, ATT could place you with another host business. 

ATT apprentices get a 58 cents tax-free tool allowance (on top of wages) and an interest-free tool loan. ATT's minimum starting rate is higher than the New Zealand minimum training wage. ATT apprentices are awarded a $1200 incentive payment at the completion point of their apprenticeship to encourage achievement.