A career in welding and fabrication
In this highly skilled trade, you’ll join, install and repair metal parts and products including vents, handrails and aircraft or boat parts. You’ll learn the best techniques for working with different materials as well as how to meet industry standards. This career could see you making metal products, repairing equipment or working on construction projects.
How do I train?
Trades training is flexible. You can:
- Do a pre-trades programme, then get a job and apprenticeship
- Get an apprenticeship straight away and study while you work
Many people start with a pre-trades programme at a training institution. This will give you the hands-on experience and theory you need to prepare you for work. If you qualify for one of our scholarships, you can study for free – and we’ll help you find work when you finish.
If you already have experience in the trades or are ready for working life and happy to study while you work, you might look at going straight into an apprenticeship. We can help you make that decision, and we might even know someone who needs an apprentice like you.
Find a course
MPTT Auckland partners with trades training organisations, but we don’t take enrolments directly. To apply for our scholarships, you’ll need to enrol with your course provider first. Once you’re accepted into your course, please ask your training organisation about applying for an MPTT scholarship.
Find out which welding and fabrication course is right for you, using the links below.Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
- New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
- National Certificate in Welding (Level 3)
- National Certificate in Welding (Level 4)
Find an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are managed by Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), who make sure you get the training you need to earn your qualification. The ITO for welding and fabrication is Competenz. To find out more about getting an apprenticeship you can contact Iani Nemani at firstname.lastname@example.org