As qualified electrician Cruise Tito knows, completing your apprenticeship is well worth the hard work to get there. Here’s the story of how Cruise has set himself up for a lasting and rewarding career.
As an electrician, you’ll install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment. This career is great for practical people and problem solvers. Good electricians enjoy active, hands-on work, are accurate and safety-conscious, and can communicate well.
“Being able to show progress in myself, that’s what I love about my job. You get to work in teams, you get to work on your own, you get to work in different environments with different people and I think that’s what makes going to work better.”
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How do I train?
Trades training is flexible. You can:
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.
“The work is awesome. There’s heaps to learn, I get to do different things every day, and it’s hands-on, practical work. I knew I didn’t want a desk job – not right now anyway. I’m an active, hands-on person, so I based my career around that.”
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 electrical course is right for you, using the links below.Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
Apprenticeships are managed by Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), who make sure you get the training you need to earn your qualification. The ITO for electrical is the Skills Organisation. To find out more about getting an apprenticeship you can contact Tony Laulu, Pacific Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aimee Hutcheson, Māori Adviser at email@example.com