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The Process

To start the process, you can apply for an ATT apprenticeship via our online application form

You will answer some questions and submit an up-to-date CV (in Word or PDF format). Need help creating a CV? For a sample click here

 

Auckland based candidates will be invited to attend our recruitment events, involving a group presentation, mini individual interviews and the numeracy, literacy and mechanical reasoning testing. Don't worry, if you are unable to attend ATT's recruitment event, we can organise another suitable time. 

For candidates throughout New Zealand, someone from the recruitment team will conduct a phone interview and send you an online link to complete the numeracy, literacy and mechanical reasoning testing. You can view sample test questions here (you will be provided with a calculator). 

Candidates that make it through our screening process have a face-to-face interview with one of our recruitment team or an Area Manager. For interview tips and preparation, please click here

Please bring a copy of your driver’s licence and passport/birth certificate, as well as any certificates that may support your application. 

Please note, to start an ATT apprenticeship, you will need a restricted or full drivers licence. You may apply with a learners drivers licence, but this may delay your application. 

You will need to supply two work-related referees (school leavers can use a teacher, coach or principal as an alternative reference). 

Please notify your chosen referees, so they know to expect a call from us. 

Your referees will not be contacted until this point. 

If you have made it to this stage, ATT will create an apprentice profile, promoting you to potential host businesses. During profiling, our Area Managers are out and about finding you the perfect placement. Location and demand can effect how long this process takes. 

You will need to provide a suitable profile photo. Remember, the better the photo, the better we can promote you - so make sure it is good quality. 

You will be required to attend an interview with a potential host business to ensure your suitability within their business.

Once a placement is confirmed by the host business, we will start the sign up process. This will involve the drug and alcohol test (we have a zero tolerance on drugs and alcohol in the workplace) and criminal background check. Your Area Manager will work through this process with you. Please note, if you are under 16 years of age, a guardian will need to attend any meetings with you. 

You should have the required Hepatitus A, Hepatitus B and Tetanus vaccinations by this stage. 

At this stage, the $1250 sign up fee is required. For certain candidates that meet the criteria, financial assistance may be received through our partnership with WINZ as well as an ATT Scholarship. If you require financial assistance, please enquire for more information about the criteria. 

If all requirements are met, you will then be employed by ATT and start working with your assigned host business. 


Interview Preparation

Please use the interview as an opportunity to ask questions about the apprenticeship position, as well as show commitment. Remember, this is your chance to make a good first impression, so try and sell yourself. 

Interview Tips

1.    Dress smart – please wear clean and conservative clothing and ensure hair and facial hair is tidy. 
2.    Be positive, smile and show enthusiasm. 
3.    Body language – be open and expressive, sit up and speak clearly.
4.    Please arrive 5 minutes early for your interview.
5.    Ensure your mobile phone is switched off or on silent mode.
6.    Preparation – make sure you have done your research about ATT and your chosen trade.
7.    Practice! Think of example answers for the questions below. 
8.    Ask lots of questions – now is the time to fix any uncertainties. 

The Interview

•    Why do you want this opportunity? We want to know what has motivated you to pursue an apprenticeship. 
•    Why are you the right person? We want you to think about abilities, experiences and character traits that are unique to you. What transferable skills do you have to offer? What have you achieved in work, sports, hobbies... that you are proud of?
•    Are you motivated to complete the apprenticeship? To take you on as an apprentice, we need to know that you are in it for the long-haul. Think about a challenge you have faced and how you overcame it. 

The Test

As part of ATT’s recruitment process, you will complete a basic numeracy, literacy and mechanical reasoning test. For examples of the questions you should expect click here